6 & Fir

An Architectural Delight

After the gravitas of Woodward’s, the comprehensive mixed use project in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Gregory Henriquez’s latest residential project—a 14-storey tower at 6th and Fir—exudes a sense of levity.

It is much smaller scale, of course, and much less politically charged than the one-million-square-foot project comprising an entire city block that firmly established Mr. Henriquez’s reputation. But design-wise it emanates transparency, as opposed to the solidity of Woodward’s, so grounded in a sense of heritage and community history.

“It was a real pleasure to design the tower at 6th and Fir,” says Mr. Henriquez, and after the huge scale of Woodward’s, “an architectural delight.”

Read the rest of Vancouver Architect Takes on a Post-Woodward’s Task at the Globe and Mail.


September 16, 2011 | 137 Comments

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