Morphosis will collaborate with Francl Architecture and Clive Wilkinson Architects to create a new high-tech global headquarters for lululemon in Vancouver, Canada.
The future 13-story space, also known as the Store Support Centre, will serve as the main office for lululemon’s global headquarters.
The design of the project creates strong connections between the building and its site, landscape, and community, with exterior and interior spaces that encourage collaboration and innovation.
Morphosis founder and IAA Academician Thom Mayne said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with lululemon on this project and joining them at an important time in the evolution of the company.”
The design aims to promote health and wellness, including ample access to daylight, green spaces, and landscaped terraces that strengthen connections to the exterior.
The exterior will feature a high performance brise-soleil system that limits solar heat gain to reduce energy consumption and to modulate the interior building climate for occupants, while also opening views of the surrounding environment.
Inside, the office floors are organized around a full-height central atrium that delivers light deep into the center of the building. The atrium serves as the social and cultural heart of the building, with stairs that wrap around the atrium to connect each level, and a central gathering space for employees. At the street level, the ground floor of the building is activated by a public plaza, retail space, and art along Great Northern Way to further enhance connections to the surrounding neighborhood.
Sustainability and wellness consultant Integral’s holistic and evidence-based approach will inform the creation of a highly sustainable building.