ITALIAN RAIN GARDENS - HASTINGS PARK

2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg 1999

CSLA Merit & Regional Honour Awards 1998

The celebration of Vancouver’s rain is a unifying theme throughout Hastings Park, with the Italian Rain Garden being the second phase of the 1996 Restoration Plan to be implemented. The paving and garden areas which are organized into formal patterns, framed by walls which appear to be remnants of demolished buildings, recalling the history of the exhibition grounds. The pattern of spaces encourages a layering of activities for all ages and cultural groups, which achieves an intensity of use without compromising function.

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