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North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia (1968)

North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia (1968)

Part of

People

  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

Title

North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia (1968)

Dates of creation

1968

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 44 drawings (including 38 reprographic copies)
  • 10 photographic material
  • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

This project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for the playground of the North Shore Neighbourhood House in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Oberlander worked on this project in 1968. The landscape concept was to encourage creative play for toddlers and preschool-age children. In this idea, Oberlander created “a story-high platform only accessible by ladder that provided opportunities for children to test their courage and physical strength.” [1] She also designed seating placed around the base of preserved mature trees to provide social spaces. The playground also included a large sand box, a winding stone-lined pool, and child-size vehicles and play props.

Project series contains sketches, design development drawings, including playground general plan and installation details, a presentation drawing, and working drawings, such as play structures installation plans, elevation, sections and details plans for the play structure. The project is also documented through specifications for the projects and photographs of the completed playground.

Source:

[1] Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages. p. 109.

Reference Number

AP075.S1.1968.PR01

Location

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1968.PR01.001
    • Title: Working drawings, North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1968-1970
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 reprographic copies
    • 1 drawing

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 31 x 24 cm

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-001-013

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH401909
      • Elevation, section, plan, and details for platform and slide for North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: drawings
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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1968.PR01.002
    • Title: Design development drawings and working drawings, North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1968
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 reprographic copies
    • 5 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 35 x 55 cm sheet (largest): 69 x 108 cm

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-008-013

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH401910
      • Sketch plan for North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: drawings
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      • ARCH401911
      • Plan showing improvements for North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
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      • ARCH401912
      • Presentation drawings for North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
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      • ARCH401913
      • Site plan, elevations, and sections for North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
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      • ARCH401914
      • Site plan and sections for North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1968.PR01.003
    • Title: Specifications and playground installations plans, North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1970
    • Form: photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
    • Selwyn Pullan (photographer)

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "NORTH SHORE NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 reprographic copies
    • 8 photographs
    • 0.01 l.m of textual records
    • 1 contact sheet

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-029-003

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH263599
      • Plan and elevation of a childs wheelbarrow, Northshore Neighbourhood House, North Vancouver, British Columbia
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      • ARCH401915
      • Section, elevation, plan, and notes for North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
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      • ARCH401916
      • Specifications and details for North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
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      • ARCH401917
      • View of children playing in North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1968.PR01.004
    • Title: Design development drawings and photographs, North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1970
    • Form: photographs, drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 7

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "NORTH SHORE NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 reprographic copies
    • 8 photographs
    • 0.01 l.m of textual records
    • 1 contact sheet

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-029-004

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH401918
      • View of children playing in North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: photographs
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH401919
      • View of children playing in North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: photographs
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH401920
      • View of children playing in North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: photographs
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      • ARCH401921
      • View of nature area showing sandbox, wheeltoy area, and garden beds of North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: photographs
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      • ARCH401922
      • View children playing in hollow log from North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: photographs
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH401923
      • View of children playing in North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: photographs
      • Add to folder
      • ARCH401925
      • View of children absorbed in play in North Shore Neighbourhood House Playground, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: photographs
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