7 E6th and 7 W6th Avenue


7 E6th

7 E6th renderHere’s another example of how the Mount Pleasant industrial area continues to evolve. We published the render in 2014 when this 50′ site had a 1907 house on a corner lot. By 2015 this 18,000 square foot office and industrial building had replaced it. We weren’t sure initially who the architect was, but it is MallenGowingBerzins architects (MGBA), a firm with a lot of recent history for designing interior spaces in the city, (including some of our favourite bar restaurants) but relatively few buildings.

7 W6thThis might be start of a trend – there’s now an almost identical twin just completed  immediately across the street (appropriately called ‘The Mirror Building’).

This one has clothing manufacturing on the main floor, and then two floors of office above. The coloured render for this one suggested some thing other than a grey insert, but they really are mirror images, except the new building has painted, rather than raw concrete.

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2 Responses to 7 E6th and 7 W6th Avenue

  1. marg says:

    Can we not save the 1907 house?

    • ChangingCity says:

      It’s long gone – they started building the new project almost immediately after the approval was issued. When BC Hydro offered two houses in the Mount Pleasant industrial area to anyone who wanted them – for free – there were no takers (see the post on the BC Hydro sub station). The cost of moving old houses, and the lack of anywhere obvious to move them to, means that when there are stragglers left over Downtown or in an industrial area, unless there’s a significant heritage value they’re unlikely to be viable candidates for re-use.

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