You can’t chop down a symmetry

It’s the way of the world, people do it everywhere, if you’re going to do it over here, then usually they do it over there, too. Symmetry is the way things have to be. So sings Jane Siberry. One of the delightful things about Charlottetown’s layout is that it is the very embodiment of symmetry, having been laid out in a pattern of four civic squares which surround Province House (“…firmly rooted in the City’s earliest plans, and… an integral part of Charlottetown’s image and identity.” says A Vision for Charlottetown).

The four quads of the City are bisected by University Avenue and Grafton Street and each is the core of its own neighbourhood. Reinvented’s new World Headquarters falls in the heart of this geographic confluence. You can’t chop down a symmetry.