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The Waterfall Building, Vancouver, British Columbia (1997)

The Waterfall Building, Vancouver, British Columbia (1997)

Part of

People

  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Arthur Erickson (architect)
  • Nick Milkovich Architects (architectural firm)

Title

The Waterfall Building, Vancouver, British Columbia (1997)

Dates of creation

1997-2001

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 0.07 l.m. of textual records
  • 43 photographic material
  • 27 reprographic copies
  • 1 ephemera

Scope and Content

Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for the Waterfall Building on West 2nd Avenue, near the entrance of Granville Island, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Oberlander worked on this project in 1998-2001 with architect Arthur Erickson and architectural firm Nick Milkovich Architects, who designed the building. The building consists in five separated structures to accomodate studios spaces as well as split-level residences. It also included a courtyard and roof gardens on all five building structures for which Oberlander was responsible of the design. The courtyard, formed by in the roof of the underground parking space, consists "a simple tapestry of pavers, ground cover, trees and a small reflecting basin [...]." [1] The roofs garden included planting of white roses at the edge of the building and ornemental grass. The rooftops serve as communal patio for the residents and was accesible to the public. The project was completed in 2001. The Waterfall Building was the last project Oberlander realized in collaboration with Arthur Erickson.

The project series includes sketches, design development drawings, including planting plans for the courtyard and the rooftops, working drawings, such as landscape plans for the courtyard and planting plans. The drawings in this series also includes drawings of the building used as reference. The project is also documented through research material for the project, specifications, plant lists, correspondence, including correspondence with architects and client, meeting notes, reports, financial document, a promotional poster on the project, and photographs of the landscaping work and plant selection.

Source:

[1] Herrington, Susan. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2014, 304 pages. p. 142.

Reference Number

AP075.S1.1997.PR02

Location

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.001
    • Title: Research and design development for The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Contains design drawings, research and plan selection. Original folder entitled: "THE WATERFALL BUILDING / WEST 2ND AVE. / DESIGN DRAWINGS, / RESEARCH, PLANT SELECTION".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 11 photographs

    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:

    075-072-009

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.002
    • Title: Correspondence for The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2001
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled: "WEST 2ND AVENUE / THE WATERFALL BUILDING / CORRESPONDENCE 2001".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    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:

    075-072-010

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.003
    • Title: Correspondence for The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2000
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled: "THE WATERFALL BUILDING / WEST 2ND AVENUE / CORRESPONDENCE 2000".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    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:

    075-072-011

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.004
    • Title: Correspondence for The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1997-1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled: "THE WATERFALL BUILDING / WEST 2ND AVENUE / CORRESPONDENCE 1997-1998".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    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:

    075-072-012

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.005
    • Title: Financial documents for The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1997-2000
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled: "West 2nd Ave Invoices / INVOICES CHO / COST ESTIMATES".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    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:

    075-072-013

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.006
    • Title: Meetings and site reports for The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 2000-2001
    • Form: textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled: "THE WATERFALL BUILDING / WEST 2ND AVE. / MEETING NOTES, MINUTES / SITE REPORTS WITH / PRESS, PHOTOS".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 15 photographs

    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:

    075-072-014

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.007
    • Title: Specifications for The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1998
    • Form: textual records, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Description:

    Original folder entitled: "THE WATERFALL BUILDING / WEST 2ND AVE. / SPECIFICATIONS".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 7 photographs
    • 10 negatives

    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:

    075-072-015

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.008
    • Title: Reference drawings and working drawings for The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1998-1999
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference

    Extent and Medium:

    • 27 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 62 x 93 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:

    075-064-015

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1997.PR02.009
    • Title: Promotional material, The Waterfall Building, West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1997
    • Form: graphic materials
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

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

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 ephemera

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 48 x 48.5 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

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