Robson Square


  • Caption
    General view over the square, looking east on axis with the Art Museum
    Date
    3/7/2004 (creation)
Related person
Arthur Charles Erickson (architect)
Date
1979 (creation)
Location
North and Central America->Canada->British Columbia->Vancouver
Description
Right in the center of Vancouver the Robson Square complex extends across three blocks between the old court-house (now the Vancouver Art Gallery) and the seven-storied glass pyramid housing the new court-house (designed by the Vancouver-born architect Arthur Erickson and built in 1979). Various government departments occupy the different levels in the complex. With roof garden terraces, small waterfall, pond and well-designed foyer the Square lends itself to open-air events in summer.
Style/Period
Modernist (AAT)
Brutalist (AAT)
Material
concrete