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Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1969)

Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1969)

Part of

People

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

Title

Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1969)

Dates of creation

1966-1971

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 11 textual documents
  • 8 reprographic copies
  • 2 photographic material

Scope and Content

Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for Acadia Park at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Oberlander worked on this project in 1969. The project consisted in design the landscape master plan and the play area for the Acadia Married Student Housing complex, which included in kindergarten. Oberlander preserved the forest edge of the site and even included some of the mature trees present on the site by suspending rope swings to their trunks. The play area also reused ancient trees as play structures, and a wobble walk made of logs ends of various heights.

The project series contains design development drawings, including a proposed landscape master plan and landscape plans, and also working drawings, such as elevations and details of the playground structures and benches. The project is also documented through photographs of the playground and correspondence with clients.

Source:

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

Reference Number

AP075.S1.1969.PR01

Location

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1969.PR01.001
    • Title: Correspondence and design development drawings, Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1968-1971
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "ACADIA PARK".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 textual documents
    • 3 folded diazotypes on paper

    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:

    075-029-005

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1969.PR01.002
    • Title: Photographs, Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1970
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "ACADIA PARK / MARRIED STUDENT HOUSING UBC".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 textual documents
    • 1 contact sheet
    • 1 photograph

    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:

    075-029-006

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1969.PR01.003
    • Title: Working drawings, Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1966-1967
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 68 x 107 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:

    075-011-002

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH401932
      • Landscape master plan for Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: drawings
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      • ARCH401933
      • Landscape plan for children's area for Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: drawings
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      • ARCH401934
      • Details for benches and circular slide play area for Acadia Park, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
      • Form: drawings
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