Federated Co-operatives Limited + Saskatoon Co-op
aodbt was engaged by Federated Co-operatives Limited in 2010 to design an administration building for the Saskatoon Co-op. Our design team worked closely with Saskatoon Co-op in developing a sustainable, durable building that provides visual and aesthetic interest while creating a safe and welcoming environment for staff and visitors. The design concept for the layout is a direct response to the irregular shape of the site and an attempt to maximize exposure for day lighting and solar gain given the irregular and narrow constraints of the site. The form of the building is oriented around the principle of two separate building masses colliding with a central organization element which directs users visually and physically to the main entry of the building. The office space is contemporary and classic with use of vibrant red, warm grey and taupe, and crisp white echoing the corporate identify and the branding of the adjacent food store. The main lobby features the vertical transportation elements (elevator and stairs), as well as staff showers, recycling and service area. This project has achieved LEED Silver Certification.