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16.480 is a dramatic installation of 480 glass 16’s supported by a set of sitespecific, tree-like minarets.

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The Teak Bridge, framed with waterfalls on each side, flanks the main hotel entrance and beckons guests to enter. Its colourful glass-art reeds and plants drift in the water, connecting Fairmont Pacific Rim to nature.

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Even 50 years on, the XKE is still regarded by many car enthusiasts as the most beautiful production car ever made.

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Adad Hannah

Adad Hannah was born in New York in 1971, spent his childhood in Israel and England, and moved to Vancouver in the early 1980’s. He lives and works between Montreal and Vancouver.

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Handcrafted in Italy by piano maker Paolo Fazioli, the custom-made piano holds pride-of-place in the hotel’s lobby lounge and features a unique three-dimensional design under the lid.

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Zhang Huan is one of today’s leading contemporary artists. His submission sculptural proposal depicted a flock of fluttering birds taking flight from a rooted tree trunk.

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Smooth “book matching style” marble flows through the airy hotel lobby. The Italian Bianco Statuario Marble is sent to China, where the book matching process takes place.

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This self taught artist and industrial designer’s interest lies in the psychology of visual perception and exerts enormous influence within Italy.

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Blackwater Ophelia is a video-recorded tableau vivant inspired by the 1852 painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais.

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Acclaimed photographer, Fred Herzog is known primarily for his photos of life in Vancouver. His work focuses primarily on “ordinary” people, the working class, and their connections to the city around them.

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Fred Herzog

Fred Herzog, born in 1930 in Stuttgart, Germany, is a photographer known primarily for his photographs of life in Vancouver, BC. Professionally he was a medical photographer and associate director of the UBC Department of Biomedical Communication. He also taught at Simon Fraser University.

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Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell’s work engages with physical space to affect our senses, producing both retinal and phenomenological experience. Working directly on the wall, his geometric imagery transforms architectural space in such a way that the viewer’s attention is directed to the act of perception.