Fourth-year students at the School of Architecture will showcase their ideas to keep the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo healthy, habitable, lively and attractive as they go through an unprecedented building boom.
Eight projects by 16 students make up an exhibit called Fuori le Mura/City at the Edge in the Crystal Ballroom at the Walper Hotel in downtown Kitchener from Aug. 10 to Aug. 13.
The work in the exhibition proposes specific solutions to the development of public space, pedestrian space, green space and cultural resources in downtown Kitchener and the Northdale area of Waterloo.
Rick Haldenby, a professor at the school, challenged students to make the cities better for thousands of new residents moving into new condominiums and apartment buildings.
“It is a matter of aiming high and searching for answers,” he told The Record in an interview about the exhibit. “In a school of architecture we have the privilege of looking at things the way they ought to be, not the way they are.”
Go to Fuori le Mura/City at the Edge for more information.