BATA SHOE FACTORY REDEVELOPMENT
Redeveloped by BDP Quadrangle and Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, the project involved the redevelopment of the original 1939 Bata Shoe Factory into a mixed-use residential building. The building offers 47 rental residential units of variety of sizes on the upper three storeys while commercial and retail (shopping and café) can be found on the lower floors. The building also includes children’s daycare with playground, community space and multi-purpose rooms for meetings, lectures and other educational use. Redeveloped with sustainability in mind, the design retained the original concrete structure and in doing so saved 80% of the embodied carbon.
In line with Bata’s vision for advancing sustainable design, The HIDI Group provided sustainable solutions through mechanical, electrical, plumbing design and energy services. Heating and cooling to the suites on the top three floors and leasable spaces on the Ground and Second Floors is provided by the use of a geothermal heat pump system comprised of 63 holes drilled to a depth of 600 feet under the parking area.
The redeveloped Bata Shoe Factory was commissioned by HRCx a division of The HIDI Group.
LOCATION: Batawa, Canada
CLIENT: The Dalton Company Ltd.
OWNER: Batawa Development Corporation
ARCHITECTS: Quadrangle Architects
SIZE: 78,000 ft2
COMPLETION YEAR: 2019
PROCUREMENT TYPE: Design Bid Build
AWARDS: SABMag - Canadian Green Building Award 2020
Best Small Project - Brownie Award 2020
Interior Design Magazine 2020 Best of Year award Multi-Unit Housing - Honoree
MARKET SECTOR: Residential