‘Leisure Centre’ Concept Store in Vancouver is a multi-brand avant-garde fashion store incorporating a bookshop, tonic bar, lifestyle and healthcare products, as well as private shopping area. It is arranged over two floors and 2.000m2 of space.
The existing art deco building has a strong structural grid of columns and ceiling beams and a beautiful concrete floor, which displays the history of previous occupancies inscribed into its surface like a palimpsest.
We decided to work with the as-found features of the space, highlighting their qualitities, while introducing new and rigorous materials and geometries to the space.
Spatially, our intervention inserts free-standing aluminium clad walls, rotated at 45 degrees against the existing building grid.Read more