COLUMBIA AND ALBERT VILLAGE

Waterloo, Ontario

Mr. Aqeel was the principal in charge for a 500,000 sq.ft development of 600 condominium units located at Columbia and Albert in Waterloo. Catering to the student and young professional demographic the site is conveniently located near the University of Waterloo campus and David Johnston Technology Park.


The overall vision and design philosophy behind the development centers around creating a pedestrian friendly vibrant community, catering to the demographic. A village like feel is envisioned where a pedestrian promenade starting at Albert Street links the development to Columbia Street creating a short cut for pedestrian traffic making its way to the University and Technology Park to the west.


Two activity nodes along the promenade in the form of landscaped open spaces create opportunities for programmable formal and informal spaces for performances, art installations and seasonal activities. Commercial retail and amenities spaces open onto the promenade in order to activate and bring vibrancy to the pedestrian realm.


*Architects: ASP Architects & Engineers