Waterloo County Courthouse Adaptive Re-Use
1960's architecture in today's urban context
The Waterloo County Court House is a heritage building from 1965. It is an architectural landmark designed by Snider, Huget & Associates, with a boomerang shaped floor plan, a front door canopy inspired by the historic Conestoga Wagon and a white precast panel façade that floats between two glass bands for the ground floor and the penthouse. Two conceptual designs consider the adaptive reuse of the County Court House, with special attention to the long-term development scenario for Region use, involving significant additions to the building and re-organisation of the site. Both scenarios prioritize intensification of the site, the public experience, inside and out, and integration of the surrounding urban context, including St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the County Gaol and its walled compound.
Architectural concept, outline of basic adaptive reuse approach, concept presentation and costing documentation, interior & exterior renderings.
Feasibility Study / Heritage
Study Completed 2012