MEC Vancouver

The new Vancouver Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) store is the tenth and latest of a family of distinct new stores across the country completed by MEC over the past 5 years. Located at the corner of 2nd and Quebec, the three-storey mass timber building embodies MEC’s brand identity while acting as a gateway marker to the Olympic Village neighbourhood.

The innovative store is a high-performance building that uses almost one-third less energy than the standards set out by the national energy code. It utilizes innovative wastewater technologies, collecting rainwater in cisterns fed from a central blue roof sandwiched between two sloping green roofs. The building is designed to achieve a minimum of LEED Gold certification and is Salmon Safe.

Photography/Rendering: Michael Elkan Photography
  • Client: MEC
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Size: 107,300 sq ft
  • Completion: 2019
  • Awards:
    2020 BC Wood Design Award 2021 Canada Green Building Award 2022 SABMag Canadian Green Building Award
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