Invizij Architects.

Waterloo YMCA & Library

The Complex is a 6,500 m2 facility on a 3.1 hectare site, housing a 2,100 m2 branch library and a 4,400 m2 YMCA with pool, gym, and fitness centre. The YMCA is configured on 2 barrier-free accessible levels with the health enhancement area overlooking the pool, gym, lobby and outdoors. With clear views into the surrounding landscape and direct connections to outdoor reading gardens, the library is on one floor with prime exposure to the street intersection.

The project was awarded LEED silver through the incorporation of a variety of sustainable design features.


Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Completion: 2012
Client: City of Waterloo
Waterloo Public Library
YMCA Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge
Cost: $18,350,000
Architect: Teeple in association with Invizij Architects
Partner-In-Charge: Ross Hanham
Project Architect: Grace Wang

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