HIFI CENTRE

KR Architecture-HIFI Centre

HiFi Centre

Client / Hi Fi Centre

Location / Vancouver, Canada

Completion / 2014

Architecture / KRA

Interior Design / KRA

Construction Management / Bon Constructors

Photography / Andrew Latreille


Located in Vancouver’s Gastown district in the revitalized BC Electric Building, HiFi Centre is a 5,000 ft² audio and video showroom.

KR Architecture-HIFI Centre

A tenant improvement within a heritage building, the complete renovation of the space takes the presentation of audio and video products to a new level.

KR Architecture-HIFI Centre
KR Architecture-HIFI Centre
KR Architecture-HIFI Centre

The project entailed a complete fit out of each room to operate as a showroom space with superior acoustic performance.

KR Architecture-HIFI Centre

The HiFi Centre merges the Danish-inspired design aesthetic of Bang & Olufsen with the traditional approach of Hi-Fi Center’s vision to create a cohesive experience.

KR Architecture-HIFI Centre

The showroom features five dedicated listening rooms with superior acoustic performance and custom display audio component units as well as a video experience space set as a home theater.

KR Architecture-HIFI Centre
KR Architecture-HIFI Centre
KR Architecture-HIFI Centre

Hi-Fi Centre features a sensory retail design concept by Bang & Olufsen, the first showroom in Canada to showcase the design.

KR Architecture-HIFI Centre
KR Architecture-HIFI Centre

KRA made the space feel open and inviting despite the existing low ceilings of the heritage building.

The team paid great attention to detail in creating a luxurious showroom experience: from architectural glass and lighting bespoke woodwork and antique furniture pieces to stunning glass jewelry cases for small accessory display.