Mountain Equipment Coop store - Marché Central
Completed 2003

This 45,000 ft2 retail store is the first commercial building in Québec to conform to the National Research Council's C2000 Program for Advanced Commercial Buildings. Numerous sustainable building strategies integrated in the store include renewable energy use, energy efficient equipment and systems, natural ventilation, high level of natural light, radiant floor heating and cooling, a highly insulated building envelope, water efficiency and conservation, use of salvaged, healthy and environmentally friendly materials and construction waste management. The project used an Integrated Design Process based on a collaborative team approach. The building's environmental strategies are successfully integrated into its architectural aesthetic. The store's volumes and materiality create an overall effect of rugged spaciousness perfectly compatible with its vocation. The store was designed in joint venture with DFS Architecture & Design and Lyse M. Tremblay ecoArchitecture, and was completed in collaboration with engineers Pageau Morel, SDK, WAA and Vinci Consultants with construction manager Broccolini Construction.
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