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ART COLLECTION

Museum-Quality Art in an Intimate Environment



Harry Gugger Studio

Harry Gugger established his architectural studio in May of 2010, after nearly two decades of partnership at Swiss Architecture firm Herzog de Meuron. Through conception of the studio, Gugger’s aim was to create closer ties between his acidemia work and practice. This has created distinct interrogations of science, engineering, environment, society and art in their work. Shortly after its establishment, the Basel Switzerland-based studio designed and executed work in Switzerland, Canada, the Middle East and Central America. The Gugger Studio holds high acclaim for their experience with heritage restorations and conversions, notable but not limited to the execution of the Tate Modern in London.



The Pinstripe Principle

The swiss style design of the EXchange Tower is defined by aluminum louvres - beginning at the ground level of the new building and stretching skywards above the original Edwardian building – creating a seamless integration of the two structures. The EXchange Tower heritage conversion was the first North American project to be designed by The Gugger Studio and will be the first LEED Platinum Heritage Conversion in Canada. The design for the tower is derived from the surrounding framework and integration Vancouver’s Old Stock Exchange Building, opened in 1929. The Gugger Studio states, “the new tower does not attempt to dominate or compete with the strengths of this prominent original building but rather to successfully work together with it in order to create an overall composition that looks at once to Vancouver’s future without obscuring its past”.


Unbearable by Alessandro Passerini



For your enjoyment, the EXchange Hotel Vancouver has hand selected and uniquely curated collection of artwork sourced from Italy, France, Sweden and the UK.

Fashion by Igor Vitomirov



On entering the lobby and guestrooms at the EXchange Hotel Vancouver, one will experience an unparalleled selection of photographs sourced from Los Angeles based Saatchi Art. These limited-edition photographs, in art deco and documentary style are both thought provoking and dreamlike.

Elsewhere by Tommy Ingberg



Art Deco, the predominant style of visual arts dating to the construction of the Old Stock Exchange Building in the late 1920s, is marked by geometric themes, sharply defined outlines, often bold colors, and the use of everyday objects and synthetic materials.

Birds by Igor Vitomirov



The hallway collections give homage to the rich history of the property, with architectural drawings and sketches curtesy of Swiss Architect Harry Gugger. Displaying the both artistic and technical process for the seamless integration of the two structures.

Rainy Days by Igor Vitomirov



Documentary style, refers to a prevalent form of photography used to chronicle significant and historical events. Guests can step back in time through the collection of historical photographs of the Old Stock Exchange Building from the late 1920s, displayed in the guest hallways.

POETICS by VICKI SMITH



On entering the lobby and guestrooms at the EXchange Hotel Vancouver, one will experience an unparalleled selection of photographs sourced from the best galleries in the world. These limited-edition photographs, in art deco and documentary style are both thought provoking and dreamlike.

FALLING THROUGH TIME by BARBARA COLE



For your enjoyment, the EXchange Hotel Vancouver has hand selected and uniquely curated collection of artwork sourced from Italy, France, Sweden and the UK.