Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario (1989)
Part of:
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Moshe Safdie (architect)

Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario (1989)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 90 drawings (including 33 reprographic copies)
    0.27 l.m. of textual records
    9 photographic material
Scope and content:
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for Ottawa City Hall, located on Sussex Drive, on Green Island, surrounded by Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, in Ottawa, Ontario. Oberlander worked on this project in 1989-1994 with architect Moshe Safdie. The old City Hall, a heritage building, was retained, and the new landscape design had to include the old structures. Oberlander landscape concept was to create a park-like space used for strolling as well as public functions. She also designed a courtyard with water features, including a pool, trees and flowers. The project also included a play area for the day care centre of the City Hall. The project was completed in 1994.

The project series comprises sketches, design development drawings, such as grading plans, landscape plans, sections, elevations and details for the play area, working drawings, including site grading plans, and presentation drawings. The project is also documented through concept notes by Oberlander, specifications, correspondence, including with architects, clients, and consultants, financial documents and photographs of the construction.
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Material in this project series was kept in its original order when it was first processed upon its arrival at CCA.

Ottawa Ontario Canada


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