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Charles & Benton Parking Structure

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Location:
Kitchener, ON
Building Structure Type:
Parking Facility; Retail / Shopping Centre
Owner/Developer:
City of Kitchener
Architect:
Diamond Schmitt Architects
Contractor:
Melloul Blamey Construction
Number of Storeys:
6
RJC were the Prime Consultants for this 525-car parking facility on a prime site in downtown Kitchener. A very high level of architectural treatment was provided for this facility, which included storefront retail space at Speakers’ Corner.  This $16 million, 6-storey parking structure was constructed at the north-west corner of Charles Street at Benton Street. The façade is characterized for the most part by brick cladding. The primary pedestrian entrance of the building faces Benton Street, and features a small two-storey retail space and a glass tower housing the stairwell and elevators. A narrow pedestrian canopy projects toward the street. The west façade of the building features large unglazed openings. A portion of this wall is fitted with mesh metal screening. The project won the 2012 International Parking Institute (IPI) Award of Merit.