Vancouver, BC, Canada
|Architects||Nick Milkovich Architects with Arthur Erickson|
|Size||65,000 square feet|
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.