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Waterfall Building
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Architects Nick Milkovich Architects with Arthur Erickson
Date 1996
Size 65,000 square feet
Cost $10,000,000

The Waterfall Building consists of five building blocks organized around a dedicated public courtyard promoting community within the complex. The courtyard spills into the fronting pedestrian street through an opening bridged by the building. From the curved bridge soffit a curtain of water descends into a reflecting pool animating the opening with reflected light, while the sound offers an acoustic buffer to the courtyard.

The units comprise work/live studios on the upper levels with commercial spaces at the ground level. The interlocking arrangement provides each unit with a double height space, through ventilation and good day lighting. Each unit looks both into the courtyard and out to the surrounding community.

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