Starbucks – Simon Fraser University
“The café is…seamlessly integrated into the flow of the city, largely due to the floor-to-ceiling windows that simultaneously flood the room with light and open to views of both park and street activity.”
Per media article in Scout Magazine outlining the design
“The bright, uplifting, and communal space…matches the vibe of the park’s resident coffee shop…”
“If you look at the building objectively, it’s very mute, minimal and brooding,” says designer Scott Cohen.
“The interior walls of the pavilion are virtually all either floor-to-ceiling glass”
Per Western Living magazine article entitled “Design Crush: A Quirky and Colourful Coffee Shop Hidden Inside an Architectural Public Park”
This independent cafe is part of a welcoming, engaging community space for over 10,000 residents and 17,000 employees who live and work within a five-minute walk of the new stunning city park created by Dialog Design.
We are proud to have created the oversized accordion-style bi-folding glass doors (or “a dramatic folding window wall” as one article described it) that allow the café to seamlessly blend into the park space, opening the café up to the plaza area in warmer weather, allowing seating to flow outdoors.
Dialog Design with Scott Cohen Design
Glastech Glazing Contractors
VUE Bi-Folding Doors
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