First-of-its-kind mass timber project proposed for B.C.

May 17, 2019

Architects unveil a multi-family mass timber residential project in the heart of Victoria, B.C. Image courtesy Mike Geric Construction[1]
Architects unveil a multi-family mass timber residential project in the heart of Victoria, B.C.
Image courtesy Mike Geric Construction

Rethinking conventional development in the heart of Victoria, B.C., D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism[2] propose two mass timber multi-family residential buildings over one level of underground parking called Speed Frances.

The project is being built for Mike Geric Construction[3] and the team also includes Aryze Developments[4].

The west building will be a 12-storey mass timber market mid-rise containing 179 homes. The east building will be a six-storey wood-framed building with 66 homes featuring an affordable home ownership component. Both buildings are of different scales yet have a shared architectural expression, characterized by richly coloured brick-clad bases and luminous warm white façades. The main site frontage has been designed to retain and complement the London Plane trees that form the character of its neighbourhood street.

A portion of the six-storey building will provide affordable homes to those who qualify based on household income. In partnership with BC Housing[5], this approach aims to introduce diverse and inclusive housing options to Victorians.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Opener-7.jpg
  2. D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism: https://www.fdarc.ca/
  3. Mike Geric Construction: https://gericconstruction.com/
  4. Aryze Developments: https://aryze.ca/company/
  5. BC Housing: https://www.bchousing.org/home

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