Category: Commercial retail
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Size: 30,000 sq. ft.
Other companies involved: Bridgman Collaborative Architecture, Regent Construction (General Contractor)
Project at a Glance: Neechi Commons Community Business Complex is now open and on its way to becoming a major focal point for commerce and development in Winnipeg’s north-end. The pre-existing building was completely redeveloped and now provides 30,000 square feet of commercial space.
Neechi Commons includes: a neighbourhood supermarket, produce courtyard, cafeteria restaurant, bakery, fish market, specialty foods boutique, a seasonal farmer’s market, hardware and Aboriginal books, arts, crafts, music and clothing.
Features & Innovations: The installation features a vertical ground loop which was installed under the tight, urban parking lot, while leaving space for future development. Waste heat from coolers and freezers is being rejected into the ground loop for long-term sustainability of the system.