Bata Shoe Factory

Location: Batawa, Canada
Batawa Development Corporation

The adaptive reuse of Bata’s former shoe factory in the Town of Batawa is the centrepiece of a vision to transform the former industrial town into a new model for rural sustainable development. Residential apartments, retail and community uses occupy the original structure, now enhanced with large windows, new balconies and welcoming lobby, reestablishing what was once the centre of Batawa as a destination.

Collaborating Design Architect: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design


Canadian Green Building Awards, the national program of Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine (SABMag)
Brownie Awards 2020 winner
Interior Design Best of Year Awards 2020 Honouree
International Design Awards


The Globe and Mail
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rendering of the Bata Shoe Factory and the Belleville Intelligencer newspaper logo
Canadian Architect magazine logo

rendering of the adaptive reuse Bata Shoe Factory project refurbishment into residential apartments
clouds and blue sky and green grass around the converted Bata Shoe Factory residential condominium building, which retains its post modern factory bones
inside Bata Shoe Factory condo building showing black steel curving staircase, concrete pillar, and wood panel framed elevator bay and ceiling with inset LED strip lights
Bata Shoe Factory converted into residential condominiums with postmodern architecture kept intact, seen from an angle showing wood panelling framed inset balconies
residential building entrance of adaptive reuse factory retaining its postmodern factory structure
rendering of people enjoying a terrace with cafe and lounge seating under a building's wooden awning and blue sky with green hills in the distance
rendering of the Bata Shoe Factory residential renovation's new lobby with wooden ceiling and elevator bay, and steel encased feature stair
architectural sketch of the Bata Shoe Factory adaptive reuse project's facade
architectural sketch of a lobby with wooden ceiling and walls, curving feature stair and elevator bank
architectural sketch of the ground floor plan of the proposed Bata Shoe Factory Renovation