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Restoring Community: Documentary and Discussion on Sustainability, Heritage and Community in Vancouver

Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Date of Event: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets $12, or $8 with valid student ID

To purchase tickets, please visit our website or call 604-264-9642.

The screening and discussion will be held at Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St.

VHF has completed a new documentary mini-series featuring local projects that showcase the sustainable possibilities of older buildings. Highlighting creativity and ingenuity, the films show three methods that were used to preserve heritage while creating practical spaces for a modern city. We will be screening all three parts of the series for the first time, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A period. We invite you to attend the screening and be ready to join the conversation about the important themes presented in the films.

With funding from Telus, each part in the documentary film series is based on a case study completed by VHF summer intern Samuel McFaul. With the assistance of talented local filmmakers, the resulting mini-series looks at three Vancouver projects that highlight the interplay of sustainability, heritage and community. The documentaries take an in-depth look at the restoration and infill project at the Gow Block, an energy efficient renovation of a Vancouver Special, and a lane home built behind a heritage home in Grandview-Woodlands. The films include interviews with the building owners, project details from contractors and insight from heritage professionals and historians.

The panel will include author of Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years, Michael Kluckner and Director of the City Program at SFU, Gordon Price.

This evening is presented in partnership with UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Corey Ratch
402 - 510 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8
(604) 264-9642
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins