richmond city hall | richmond, bc
Winner of numerous prestigious awards, including the 1998 Canadian Architect Award of Merit and 2002 Governor General's Award, Richmond City Hall includes an extensive water feature that is a unique part of the City’s effort to capture the character of its people, culture and landscape.
A terraced water garden contains a symbolic island that sits within a large pond. The island is reached only by traversing floating concrete stepping stones that are placed across the pond. Populated with many of Richmond’s native plants, the water garden is also home to a historic magnolia tree from the original City Hall site. To add movement and visual interest there is a connecting water channel and water steps that cascade down a stylized concrete embankment.