Robson Square has become a Vancouver and British Columbia landmark. Designed by Arthur Erickson in the 1970s, the concept was to take a skyscraper and lay it on its side. The result is three blocks of hanging gardens, expansive glass roofs and walls, public squares, waterfalls, and a public ice skating rink. This shot shows the “stramps” used in the public square portion across the street from the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The geometry of the stairs in Robson Square in downtown Vancouver remind me of an Escher print.
A civic landmark in downtown Vancouver, Robson Square is home to the Provincial Law Courts, UBC Robson Square Campus, Vancouver Art Gallery, an outdoor skating rink, and public space. The Square, designed by Arthur Erickson from 1978-83, is characterized by a modernist concrete and glass design. Natural elements, including fresh air, natural light, gardens, and waterfalls, are incorporated into the design. MP Lighting L01 luminaries line the gradually inclining stairs and integrated ramps in front of the courthouse and skating rink. As a 1W in-grade luminarie, the L01 highlights the unique architecture of the Square and provides illumination for the walkways and stairs.
Robson Square was renovated prior to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and was a prominent hub during the celebrations. In 2011, the RAIC Prix du XXe Siece was awarded to the complex, describing it as a “linear urban park, importing nature into the city”. Via: mplighting, photosbyme