Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia (1983)
Part of:
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Downs, Archambault & Partners (architectural firm)
  • Musson Cattell and Partners (architectural firm)
  • Zeldler Roberts Partnership (architectural firm)

Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia (1983)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.11 l.m. of textual records
    36 drawings (including 24 reprographic copies)
    9 photographs
Scope and content:
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for Canada Place, located in Vancouver's downton harbour front in the Burrad Inlet, British Columbia. She worked on this project from 1983-1986 with architectural firms Downs/Archambault, Musson Cattell and Partners, Zeldler Roberts Partnership. The project was completed in 1986. The project was intented as a way of creating a link between the sea and the city. The project included a cruise ship terminal and a convention centre. Oberlander landscape design included an installation of planter boxes along the promenade deck of the pier with plants ingeneous to Burrad Inlet and a dry garden.

The project series contains Oberlander's concept notes, research and reference material, correspondence, including correspondence with architects and clients, financial documents, plant selection documents, specifications and press clippings of arcticles on the project. Also comprises in the project series are photographs and design development drawings, including planting plans, plans of the differents types of planters, planters details and sections, and plans for the dry garden.
Reference number:



Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Related units of description:
  • See also AP075.S1.2000.PR09 for documents related to another expansion project in this area for the Vancouver Convention Centre, also undertaken by Oberlander.

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