Dreaming Of A Floating 1940’s Beer Hall & Restaurant In False Creek

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(via) Just the Second World War was engulfing Europe in 1940, neutral Portugal commemorated the 800th anniversary of its birth with a sprawling exhibition gilding/detailing its long history of exploration and accomplishment. Anchoring the ejaculation of nationalist fervour was the Espelho de Agua, a modern, clean-lined victualling station surrounded by water that would ply visitors with beer and food. It was repurposed and remodelled on several occasions after the war, but now it’s been restored to honour its original state and intent (complete with new cafeteria and restaurant) by the architects and designers at DC.AD and Pedrita Studio. Where would we take ours? Floating in False Creek at the foot of the Science Centre, presumably not far from the pizzeria we previously imagined; a mighty step up from the McBarge of old. Photography by Francisco Nogueira.

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