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Vancouver Library Square – Vancouver, British Columbia

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Building: Vancouver Library Square
Location: 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Completed: 1995
Architect: Moshe Safdie partnered with Downs/Archambault
General Contractor: PCL Construction
Stonework: Architectural Precast Structures
Rooftop Garden Landscape Architect: Cornelia Oberlander
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech

AE Interests: Occupies a complete city block, consists of the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch, Federal Office Tower, and retail and service facilities; free-standing, elliptical, colonnaded wall accessed by bridges spanning skylit light wells, the library’s internal glass facade overlooks an enclosed concourse formed by a second elliptical wall that defines the east side; Roof serves as a large garden, an effort to combine garden elements with urban settings

Written by Makenzie Kuntz

August 31, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Posted in Built

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