Last week the Museum of Vancouver presented it’s inaugural City Shapers Awards to Robert Fung and Fei & Milton Wong for their prodigious roles in creating our city.
The MOV asked us to design the award and we jumped at the chance.
We quickly focused on the beautiful architectural pattern that helps to make the exterior of architect Gerald Hamilton’s Museum of Vancouver/H.R. MacMillan Space Centre so iconic. We knew that we wanted to work with rich BC materials and after some digging we found a quarry on Vancouver Island that could provide us with local white marble. Red alder, another material indigenous to BC, seemed like it would make a good companion to the marble. Once the pattern was engraved in the stone the two materials came together nicely.
It was a real pleasure designing this award for the good people at the MOV and this years recipients. Long live the City Shaper Awards - what a great idea.