Drawing depicting schematic rendering of changes from the old building to the new scheme 6.
Exterior render of the proposed building from Second Street 7.
Given the regional issues of Kenora, the design will also explore how local industries and environmental strategies can contribute to architectural excellence and the well being of communities over time. Overlay image of the original Kenricia Hotel and the existing building 2.
Montage/Collage of the city of Kenora and it’s complex cultural background 3. Overlay map/documentation of the existing building’s changes over time 5.
Exterior render of the proposed building acting as a catalyst to reinvigorate the back alley 8.
West elevation of the proposed completed building bringing the verandas back to life 9.This thesis tackles the particular adaptive reuse problem of the Kenricia Hotel while exploring a series of general architectural questions about adaptive reuse and persistence of the past in new design.What can we still learn from architectural works such as this and what how do these multi-layered works provoke our imagination and memory?What is architecture’s capacity to intertwine roles of recalling the past while providing for the present?My thesis will address these questions through a redesign of the Kenricia.What can the building and its material construction, both physical and social, provide to communities such as Kenora, which have endured the ‘historical cleansing’ of the modern era?How should we preserve historically protected buildings and how can they help us understand and address contemporary architectural questions?The current owner wishes to re-establish the building as a work of architecture that provides for the community while reclaiming its status as a significant landmark within the city.However, opinions on what to do with the Kenricia among the citizens of Kenora vary.Check out the topics our students, now alumni, explored!Quicklinks: 2018-2019 | 2017-2018 | 2016-2017| 2015-2016 | 2014-2015| 2013-2014 | 2012-2013| 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 Jennifer Ren Successful parks provide a rich assortment of experiences that stimulate the body, senses, and emotions.