The Vicino is a mixed use commercial and residential four storey building, with 39 residential units. It was completed in 2008.

Rainwater Management Techniques Used

Green Roof

vecino 220x136 hhA 1100 metre square accessible green roof covers the building. It is accessible from the fourth floor penthouses, and is not available to the public.

150 millimetre growing medium from Stream Organics was used in the construction. The roof also features a water retention drainage layer, type iv polystyrene insulation and a torch-on roofing system. Plants were selected for drought resistance. The roof was created to facilitate better stormwater management and to increase the value of the building.

Cost & Funding

$9.3 million, funded privately.

Project Team

LADR Landscape Architecture Inc.
Focus Engineering
CEI Neilson Architecture / Davidson Yuen Simpson Architects


225 Menzies Street
Victoria, BC