Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

Case Studies in Canadian Sustainable Design:
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Mountain Equipment Coop

Linda Chapman Architect

Ottawa, Ontario


About the building:

The Mountain Equipment Coop stores are starting to build a chain of buildings whose purpose is to showcase sustainable building practices.

for more information see the Advanced Buildings Website and check the case studies list


Rear corner of the building - note sun shades over windows.
Parking lot side of building - concrete cistern for water storage.

Palate of materials - checkerboard pattern on the corrugated steel sding..
Street elevation of the building.

Protective awning on the street side to protect bicycles.
Protected bicycle storage racks.
Interior structure out of reclaimed large timber posts and beams.
Innovative truss to support clerestory glazing that provides natural daylight to the space.
Detail of clerestory and truss.
Palate of exterior materials.

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last updated March 8, 2008