Halifax Central Library under way
March 10, 2014
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
The Halifax Central Library is shaping up to be a new landmark in Nova Scotia's capital city, with completion scheduled for August this year.
The Halifax Central Library is shaping up to be a new landmark in Nova Scotia’s capital city, with completion scheduled for August this year.
Located at the corner of Spring Garden Road and Queen Street in the heart of downtown, the 108,000-sq.ft. building has a bold architectural form of juxtaposed horizontal boxes, clad with an aluminum curtain wall.
Fowler Bauld & Mitchell of Halifax are the prime consultant and architects, with an international firm known as schmidt hammer lassen architects. SNC-Lavalin are the civil and structural engineers, and CBCL are the mechanical-electrical engineers.
The $57-million building is being designed for LEED certification, with features such as a green roof and rainwater harvesting, occupancy and daylight controls, and a chilled beam system and low pressure ventilation for energy efficiency.