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Bringing The Past to Light
Instead of demolishing and replacing a 1970s arena as originally mandated, MJMA advocated for adaptively reusing it. Glazing was added to the sides and end of the barrel-vaulted volume, maintaining its structural integrity while bringing daylight to the interior. Photo by Shai Gil


Conestoga College Community Centre, Kitchener, MJMA

Instead of demolishing and replacing a 1970s arena as originally mandated, MJMA advocated for adaptively reusing it. Glazing was added to the sides and end of the barrel-vaulted volume, maintaining its structural integrity while bringing daylight to the interior. Photo by Shai Gil