Arthur Erickson’s Canada House – His Last Gift to Vancouver
Arthur Erickson died in 2009 but his creativity and brilliance lives on in his last and final legacy – Canada House in Olympic Village.
A passionate advocate of cultural awareness, Arthur Erickson’s architectural designs have a fresh appeal and generous acceptance of the world in which we live. He believed in community and inspired a life-affirming dialogue that captures the essence of an ever-changing, diverse society.
Canada House from a distance is amazing. Up close and personal, it is breathtaking. According to the real estate agent who greeted me as I passed by the front entrance, the exterior is aluminium. No wonder it shines. And there is a twist which gives it character and added earthquake safety.
“Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.”