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Jailhouse transformed into SOCIAL HOUSING

Murtaza Baker

The slammer never looked so good. Vancouver architect Gregory Henriquez is turning a former jailhouse into a real house or, to be more precise, 95 units of social housing. The seven storey structure in downtown Vancouver used to be a remand centre – a holding area for people awaiting trial. Now that the building has outlived its original purpose Henriquez is replacing holding cells with living quarters and spiffy ones at that.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Incredible! This is such a fantastic way to help incarcerated youth and adults acclimate back into society and learn the social skills necessary to become employed.