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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.

Elenore on Fifth

Elenore on Fifth is a mixed-use commercial and residential development at the corner of 5th Ave and Main St. in Vancouver. The project is a full Proscenium design; the interior and exterior design were considered together to create a cohesive experience throughout. The building was sculpted to view the mountains and terraces down the slope of Main St, creating opportunities for large residential patios and ample outdoor urban space. The use of brick references the district’s industrial heritage, while stone and wood-toned panels nod to contemporary neighbouring condos.

The project is LEED Gold certified and incorporates many sustainable elements, such as extensive green roofs, 5″ exterior insulation and durable materials such as brick cladding.

Bentley Showroom

Following the completion of the Aston Martin showroom, we received the commission for the Bentley showroom in the adjoining space.

The Bentley experience is based on a series of lounges to provide a more personal experience, allowing clients to select the options and finishes for their vehicle in a relaxed environment. The showroom is intended as a gallery showcasing the brand vehicles, culture and lifestyle.

 

 

MEC South Edmonton Commons

Proscenium has a long working relationship with MEC, starting with the design of their head office in 1999 and the subsequent award-winning head office in 2014. Since then, Proscenium worked with MEC to provide the concept and schematic design direction for their nation-wide expansion, to accompany a large-scale rebranding effort towards active outdoor lifestyles and sustainable values.

Along the way, a hierarchy of store typologies was developed, with larger, multi-story Flag ship stores featuring a street-level canopy and smaller, single-level stores tied together by their use of materials and other design features. The MEC building at South Edmonton Commons is a single-story strip mall design, with a dramatic, high flying canopy at the entrance.

MEC Edmonton – Brewery District

Proscenium has a long working relationship with MEC, starting with the design of their head office in 1999 and the subsequent award-winning head office in 2014. Since then, Proscenium worked with MEC to provide the concept and schematic design direction for their nation-wide expansion, to accompany a large-scale rebranding effort towards active outdoor lifestyles and sustainable values.

Along the way, a hierarchy of store typologies was developed, with larger, multi-story Flag ship stores featuring a street-level canopy and smaller, single-level stores tied together by their use of materials and a large flying entry canopy. The large MEC Brewery building in Edmonton features a steel feature stair, a sawtooth roof to maximize natural light and CLT wood floors. It is designed with sustainable features including EV charging stalls, bike racks and showers for alternative transportation, and utilizes roofing materials selected to reduce heat island effect.