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Old Posted Oct 24, 2014, 8:13 PM
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Looks great, thanks.
Doesn't really reflect "co-op", in a grassroots sense, but they'll have lots of room to grow (and dominate the market).
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http://www.bcbusiness.ca/retail/photos-mecs-stunning-new-vancouver-headquarters


19 good pictures from inside and out, taken yesterday. Green roof, climbing gym, wood, bright open spaces...

112,000 sq ft for 300 employees, plus whoever they move or add to HQ after moving. Much more than what seems to be a norm of about 100 sq ft per employee in downtown offices.
space per employee doesn't really mean much, especially if you look at those call centre desk spaces. i would much prefer the downtown location i'm at now where everything is within walking distance. i've worked in one of these business campuses before and even though they have starbucks and a large cafeteria, it gets old fast.
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That's a great building. They've managed to quite successfully create a modern "post-and-beam" building without looking like they were trying desperately to duplicate every aspect of an architectural style that defines an earlier era of city-building.

The building science piece of it is quite interesting to me: it's a modern multi-storey wood office building. We just don't build those any longer and there is a 60-70+ year gap in building stock that reflects the ongoing evolution of using monumental (old growth) wooden posts and beams as the primary structural building material. We ran out of inexpensive and readily available large-diameter old growth trees while steel and concrete rightfully their place as the preferred building material, helped along by being all-but-mandatory by the fire insurance industry.

Now the designers of the MEC building have jumped ahead into present day and built a modern green building that at looks very familiar and is also simultaneously quite radical, all while embodying much of the philosophy of the client (MEC). As a MEC member and loyal customer, I'm very pleased with this investment and I think it's a great model for the city and its design community for what can be done for mid-rise office buildings outside of the core.
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Another floor is being built on top of the Lamborghini dealership on Burrard Street.
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Another floor is being built on top of the Lamborghini dealership on Burrard Street.
*Ferrari/Maserati. Was surprised to see that since the building is only a few years old.

Progress with Ledingham McAllister's Radius on 4th:

IMAG0490 by Thermidoria, on Flickr
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Ahh, thanks.
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*Ferrari/Maserati. Was surprised to see that since the building is only a few years old.

Progress with Ledingham McAllister's Radius on 4th:

IMAG0490 by Thermidoria, on Flickr
Weird to see new super wide wood frame low rise somewhere other than my hood.
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Weird to see new super wide wood frame low rise somewhere other than my hood.
I was actually thinking of your updates as I posted this.
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space per employee doesn't really mean much, especially if you look at those call centre desk spaces.
Space per employee means a lot, MECs ratio clearly indicates some future growth, but also a more human space planning requirement. Will likely have standard/larger work stations with a lot of public space and amenities for employees. I too would prefer to be downtown but that is likely not the case for MEC employees. I think this building has turned out great.
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Oops wrong thread.

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The Journal of Commerce has a pic of Renfrew Business Centre @ East 12th Ave dated Oct 30, 2014:


Photo: Jean Sorensen
http://www.journalofcommerce.com/Pro...Park-1003157W/

That would be this one:


http://www.mcmparchitects.com/portfolio/57


http://www.mcmparchitects.com/portfolio/57
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Are these new renderings for the office building at Broadway & Oak?
The south façade looks different -> very residential looking now.


http://www.dikeakos.com/projects/mix...ffice-building


http://www.dikeakos.com/projects/mix...ffice-building


http://www.dikeakos.com/projects/mix...ffice-building
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Broadway & Oak

I see this is where they hope to place the new Skytrain station. Does anyone know where the potential station will be for the Granville & Broadway stop? It seems likely it will be either on Broadway at the corner of Hemlock or Fir street.
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I don't think I've ever heard of any actual proposals.

There's always the possibility of coming up through an existing older building at Granville itself.
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From the Christopher Bozyk website - "Origami" (but not the Cadillac Fairview Gastown one. Renderings at the link.

http://www.bozyk.com/origami.html

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This exciting project involves two new high-tech mixed-use buildings in Mount Pleasant. The accommodation is predominantly office, connected to light-industrial/manufacturing uses on the ground floor level.

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Client: Port Capital Group
Site: Vancouver, BC
Building Area: 80,000 sq.ft
http://www.bozyk.com/origami.html
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Are these new renderings for the office building at Broadway & Oak?
The south façade looks different -> very residential looking now.


http://www.dikeakos.com/projects/mix...ffice-building
Wow, building looks good and the renderings are some of the best I've ever seen. Super realistic and attention to detail is superb!
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Wow, building looks good and the renderings are some of the best I've ever seen. Super realistic and attention to detail is superb!
Interesting… I was thinking pretty much the exact opposite.

Oh well, I guess that's what makes the world such an interesting place.

Last edited by axestone; Today at 1:20 AM. Reason: I do have to admit the street and context look pretty realistic though.
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