Mid-century modern buildings
750 17th St, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3T3
The District Municipality of West Vancouver‘s Municipal Hall has been an iconic landmark since its design and construction by Toby, Russell & Buckwell, in 1964.
With its wall to wall glass, rectilinear open courtyards and recessed ground floor, this 3-story horizontal concrete building appears to float above its luscious West Coast surroundings and boasts lovely decorative precast panels and recessed corners, it’s a real beauty.
Many of this neighborhood’s buildings went up in the 1960s including the sleek mid-century No. 1 Firehall right across from Municipal Hall at 16th Street, also designed by Toby, Russell & Buckwell (1967), giving this whole area a really nice retro feel.
UPDATE – Summer, 2018, regrettably, the Municipal Hall’s rectilinear open courtyards (as seen in the photos above) have been demolished and replaced with a new Police Headquarters directly adjacent to the existing mid-60s structure, making it impossible to view from this vantage point anymore. It’s still worth a look though!
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