Whole Foods Market – Canyon Corners

Park City, Utah

Whole Foods Market and CenterCal Properties were looking for an up-scale, quality project that would fit into the Park City scene.  Required elements included indoor and outdoor seating, views to the colorful interior and a big open façade to view nearby mountains and changing seasons.

The 43,000 sf Whole Foods Market – Canyon Corners in Park City, Utah is part of a larger revitalization project and draws design inspiration from the surrounding mountains and alpine architecture. Built on an upward-sloping edge of the property, one side of the building appears to be tucked into the hill. A dramatic multi-story glass cube frames the entry and showcases the colorful, front of store produce. Rising approximately 40 feet, the cube is visible at a distance, shining at times and at others, translucent. It reminds one of the alpenglow phenomenon.

Like most Whole Foods, the program called for more than just a grocery store. The store provides hot/cold prepared foods, specialty products, health/wellbeing products, full serve bar and a coffee shop.

The interior work, designed in collaboration with DL English, further emphasizes the alpine architecture typical of the area. Repurposed chair lifts create quirky booths. Reclaimed wood trusses and gabion walls filled with cut wood delineate a lodge style seating area. The outdoor seating area is connected to indoor seating via overhead doors.  A fireplace provides a year-round gathering space.


ENR Mt. States Best Projects
2018 Merit Award (Office/Retail/Mixed-Use)

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