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Provincial Law Courts

Identification

Provincial Law Courts
Robson Square
190016

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
modernism

Usages

court house

Facts

  • Initially, the provincial government had plans in 1972 to construct the British Columbia Centre, but a new government scrapped the plans in 1973.
  • The building accommodates 35 courtrooms.
  • The Robson Square complex comprises three city blocks and houses 1.3 million square feet of space.
  • Winner of President's Award of Excellence, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1979.
  • The sloping glass roof, supported by a steel space frame structure, covers approximately 50,000 square feet of public space, and is 420 X 115 feet.
  • Naturally air-conditioned with 850,000 gallons of water, of which 150,000 gallons are used to create three cascading waterfalls throughout the complex.
  • Winner of Governor General Award for Architecture, Robson Square Complex, 1982.

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Location

800 Smithe Street
V6Z 2E1
Downtown
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

139.00 ft
7
4
1979
2001
$95,000,000

Involved Companies

steel supplier

2001

Dominion Construction Company Inc.
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