City Hall Public Art

Public Art is an important component of the revitalized City Hall and an integrated art program was incorporated into the architecture. North Shore artist Brent Comber's sculpture and bench, located at the north end of the atrium, welcomes those who enter the building. A tangle of cedar benches pays homage to the fallen tree that provides fertile ground for next generations.

The main atrium stairs run along a large wall of black-stained elm, milled from the original elm tree that was removed from the site prior to construction. The wall is complemented by artwork entitled '35 Rings', by Antonio Millares III and Jeremy Crowle, which reflects the history of the City of North Vancouver in a timeline of metaphorical tree rings.

An existing public sculpture entitled 'Integrate Plane' by Barry Cogswell has been given new life and prominence in the upper roof garden. This 1975 sculpture is the City's first artwork and interprets the geography of North Vancouver.

The main entrance off 13th Street has a large sculptural sign and water feature made of weathering steel. The entrance sign echoes the North Shore mountains with two intersecting triangle shapes.

A Welcome Pole has been added to the main entrance landscape along 13th Street. The pole was created by Squamish Nation carver Ray Natraoro with the assistance of students at Carson Graham High School. Titled 'The Chief', the Welcome Pole represents an ancient Squamish Nation legend of magical creatures, heroic efforts and the uniting of people.

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