Russian Hall

Jesse Garlick w/ Platform

Location

Vancouver, BC

 

Type

Civic + Institutional

 

Completed

2016

 

Description

Constructed in 1939, the Russian Hall has been an institution in the neighbourhood of Strathcona for almost 80 years. As one of the last remaining affordable multi-room venues for artists, musicians, instructors, and various community groups, the Hall is adamant about remaining so, despite undergoing a substantial update and renovation. The design is a negotiation between the existing structure, a range of desires and of course, a budget. The goal is to open up what essentially has become a concrete bunker, and to allow it to serve a new generation of patrons.