Called "a bold, contemplative work of urban design", Robson Square is a three-block civic complex anchored by Justice – the Law Courts and glass-roofed Great Hall – and Culture, the conversion of the earlier courthouse into the Vancouver Art Gallery, all magnificently integrated into a terraced public park with landscaped areas, both open and intimate. This will be a unique opportunity to both celebrate and learn about this internationally-recognized masterwork, awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects President’s Award of Excellence in 1979, and the RAIC Prix du XXe siècle in 2011.
Each self-guided tour begins with an introduction by Donald Luxton in the Great Hall, followed by a walk with stationed guides, including James Cheng, Eva Matsuzaki, Barry Johns and other special guests. Each will bring their own unique perspective to how the building and landscape were designed, including the ingenious “stramps”, the cascading waterfalls and the grand public spaces.
Tours will begin every 15 minutes, starting at 3:00 pm and lasting 45 minutes. The final tour will leave at 4:00 pm. 30 people per tour capacity.
Registrants for this event will gain complimentary access to TELLING THE ROBSON SQUARE STORY: Annual General Meeting and Reception, immediately following the final tour.
Photo credit: Geoff Erickson
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