3- Block Complex and Robson Square Vancouver, B.C. Canada Planned and designed 1973 Worldwide, there are few projects, which equal the unique design and low-profile structure of the three-block Robson Square complex located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The complex houses a Law Courts building, a facility which reflects the most advanced concepts in jurisprudence, office space for 600 government employees, and the City's only outdoor ice skating rink. Public amenities include a theatre/auditorium, conference and meeting rooms, an exhibition area, two quality restaurants, public lounges, and a spectacular open-air plaza. The three-block development is connected by a three-dimensional urban park which incorporates a block-long rooftop reflecting pool, three waterfalls, a foot bridge, a man-made mountain, and hundreds of trees, shrubs, and ground coverings. The entire complex is cast in a specially designed concrete mix, which turns a warm, cheerful shade of rose buff when wet. Ultra modern in concept and design, the massive complex of parks and buildings offers a low-profile contrast, in height and design, to Vancouver's original 1912 courthouse located adjacent to the square. The old courthouse was later renovated into the Vancouver Art Gallery by Arthur Eickson Architects. For more photos of the 3- Block Complex, Law Courts, Robson Square, and The Vancouver Art Gallery see "Government Buildings- Law Courts", & "Museums- Vancouver Art Gallery"