Nada was Vancouver’s first dedicated zero-waste grocery store. Designed by ZAS Architects + Interiors, this project required me do to intensive floor planning and 3D modelling work to optimize the location for flexibility while also requiring a budget-conscious approach. All storage for consumer goods had to have the ability to be moved for after-hours events such as film screenings, cooking lessons, and community get-togethers. This project helped me develop a better understanding of how to design for community spaces and to pay rent. As well as operating as a working grocery store, Nada was host to film screenings, yoga, and so many other activities. It was rewarding to play my part in making this goal come to fruition.
Team: ZAS Architects + Interiors; Leigh Collyer, Matt Hessey, Alexander Neff, Sarah Kouedi, Thais Shmidt