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Robson Square courthouse cascading waterfalls (PHOTOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Jun 26, 2014 11:42 am

The three cascading waterfalls of downtown Vancouver’s Provincial Law Courts are the most underrated landscape designs by the late architect Arthur Erickson.

It is located on the south side of Robson Square, just above the steps of the subterranean ice rink plaza.

The waterfalls were turned off for years due to water leakage into the Crown attorney’s offices. However, the membrane was replaced as part of Robson Square’s recent maintenance overhaul and the water feature has since been reactivated again.

During the summer months, the waterfall area becomes a hotspot for office workers to have lunch while staying cool at the same time.

The waterfall begins as a reflecting pool at the Law Courts’ restaurant outdoor patio on the rooftop before cascading down into the plaza. It uses 850,000 gallons of water and provides natural air conditioning for the entire complex.

Robson Square Courthouse Water Fountain
Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

Robson Square Courthouse Water Fountain
Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

Robson Square Courthouse Water Fountain
Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

Robson Square Courthouse Water Fountain
Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

Robson Square Courthouse Water Fountain
Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

Robson Square Courthouse Water Fountain
Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

Robson Square Courthouse Water Fountain
Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

Robson Square Courthouse Water Fountain
Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

Featured Image: Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz


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