By Christopher Macdonald
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To the rear of the building, care has been taken to preserve a protected courtyard garden accessible to tenants. Architect Structure Landscape Client Completed Address Transit Access 42 Nick Milkovich Architects Inc. Y. Loh & Associates Ltd. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Portland Hotel Society 1999 20 West Hastings Street Stadium, Waterfront exterior and café DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE 43 WOODWARD’S REDEVELOPMENT This extensive redevelopment involves a mix of market and non-market housing units, anchor food and drugstore, retail, urban green space, public plaza, federal and civic ofﬁces, a daycare and a signiﬁcant addition to the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University.
Evident throughout the downtown peninsula, projects on the western side contain some of the more ﬂamboyant expressions of the genre. Water features abound, and the pervasive ambition to portray natural and native landscapes in the midst of urbanity is also remarkable. What lingers – perhaps more provocatively for the resident than the visitor – is the sense that this terrain is largely disengaged from the contours of everyday life. What remains is a landscape deeply imbedded in the perceived imagery of the city, yet curiously mute in contributing to any emerging urbanity.
A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver by Christopher Macdonald