Spring Gillard

Stormy Waters


DSCN4009The UBC campus has been crawling with cranes and construction workers since I started school last fall. One project that is just about complete is University Boulevard with its storm water management features. The central water feature is a fountain that dances to the rhythm of life on campus, all while circulating potable water (safe for dogs and humans to drink, saw a dog lapping some up the other day). The long cascading “stream” filters storm water and directs it into a cistern located beneath University Square. There are lovely seating areas amid native plants, a cool little see-through bridge that crosses on the diagonal, and spacious walkways. Beauty, form and function. Kind of hoping storm season is over though.

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