the waterfall building | vancouver, bc


This pleasing architectural water feature, which inspired the name of Arthur Erickson’s landmark live/work space, The Waterfall Building, greets visitors as they enter the building from the street level courtyard. Residents and guests are guided under a curved soffit and past a fluid screen of water that falls into a shallow reflective pool.

On the south side of the water screen is a public gathering space and popular event venue. In addition to offering a unique visual feature, the water screen acts as a noise buffer from the urban sounds of the surrounding neighbourhood, and provides a sense of privacy and seclusion.

Project Completion: 2001

Services Provided: Construction DocumentationProcurement

Location: 1540 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver, BC