PAC & Dubai Architect Setting Sights on Canada's Ontario Place

Pharand Art Contemporary is proud to be collaborating with Dubai architect André Meyerhans.

New York, NY, May 06, 2013 --( Pharand Art Contemporary’s Louise Pharand has been pitching officials and foreign investors a plan for the futuristic revitalization of the much loved Canadian landmark set to reopen for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

Ontario Place, set idyllically on one of Canada’s Great Lakes, epitomized since 1971 the most daring and inspiring of modern architecture in the city of Toronto. In 2010 however, the government officially requested proposals from private bidders for its revitalization. Pharand Doren, who recently returned from the United Arab Emirates, saw an organic fit between Emirati engineering of waterfront landfilled mixed-use destinations and Ontario Place.

A fortuitous encounter in Dubai with Swiss-born architect André Meyerhans, who as early as the 90s has been taking an interest in Ontario Place, led to an idea to bring to Toronto the signature style of the Middle East’s City of the Future for which Meyerhans is today recognized. Meyerhans is behind such award-winning projects as the Garhoud Bridge, the “Time Tunnel” bridge to Palm Jebel Ali as well as the Al Nadi Tower in Abu Dhabi, among others.

Meyerhans holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), a Federal Degree in Marketing and an MBA from London Business School. He has worked with world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, helped develop brand architecture for Alfred Dunhill, Cartier, Hugo Boss as well as Christian Lacroix with CAPS, as well as done projects on behalf of sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East.

Pharand Art Contemporary is proud to be bringing André Meyerhans to Canada. For a look at some of his work, visit: or
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