Destruction Looms for Arthur Erickson-designed Bank of Canada Atrium Garden

January 7, 2014
By Maria Cook and Michelangelo Sabatino, Ph.D. Published, The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Bank of Canada’s garden and atrium in Ottawa, situated in a building between Canada’s first retail pedestrian mall and the federal institutional landscape, provide a welcoming public space in Canada’s capital city and exemplify architect Arthur Erickson’s skill as a maker of interior and exterior landscapes. The 12,749 square-foot atrium is now at risk of privatization and the garden threatened with destruction. More…

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