Three Finalists Selected for Nova Scotia's New Waterfront Art Gallery

Three Finalists Selected for Nova Scotia's New Waterfront Art Gallery

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has announced three finalists in the competition to create a new gallery along the Halifax waterfront. As a central component of a new arts district, the design will be part of a larger public gathering place along the Salter Block that showcases contemporary art and public programs. The design aims to increase opportunities to access and experience art, celebrate diverse stories through the arts, and enhance the waterfront experience.

Courtesy of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and TranssolarCourtesy of Architecture49 with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hargreaves JonesCourtesy of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and TranssolarCourtesy of DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell+ 10

Courtesy of Architecture49 with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hargreaves Jones
Courtesy of Architecture49 with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hargreaves Jones

The arts district is one of only two remaining unencumbered major development sites on the Halifax Waterfront, and it is located on traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Throughout the summer of 2020, three consultant teams developed conceptual designs for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as part of a Waterfront Arts District in a bid to compete for the final contract. An exhibition is now on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia that represents the work completed by all three teams.

Courtesy of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar
Courtesy of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar
Courtesy of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar
Courtesy of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar

The three teams are:

  • Architecture49 with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hargreaves Jones
  • DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell
  • KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar

Courtesy of DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell
Courtesy of DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell
Courtesy of DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell
Courtesy of DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell

Space along the southeast corner of the site was meant to be left for a future development at the Arts District. Teams were given a detailed project brief and a space program (list of rooms, sizes, and qualities) for a new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia building and public space. Teams were challenged to provide a strategy for arts-based commercial space (e.g. food and beverage, retail) to further activate the site. The final conceptual design will be chosen by a qualified jury of professionals, with an announcement following the selection process.

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Cite: Eric Baldwin. "Three Finalists Selected for Nova Scotia's New Waterfront Art Gallery" 25 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/948318/three-finalists-selected-for-nova-scotias-new-waterfront-art-gallery> ISSN 0719-8884
Courtesy of DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell

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