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Halifax unveils waterfront concepts

Three design concepts for redeveloping a section of Halifax's waterfront were unveiled last week and are open for public comment.


Three design concepts for redeveloping a section of Halifax’s waterfront were unveiled last week and are open for public comment.

The redevelopment plans are for an area at Cable Wharf Plaza, which is at the foot of George Street in the historic downtown. The designs were commissioned by the Waterfront Development Corporation, a provincial Crown Agency, that wants to reshape the area.

The three schemes are by Ekistics, Breakhouse/Teal, and WHW. They  include several public plazas, buildings and theatres. The Ekistics scheme, the most dramatically presented, is built on the theme of celebrating light — echoing the tradition when people in the town would celebrate dignitary visis by putting lights in their windows. The Ekistics scheme includes a Lightworks Building, a theatre, and a fountain plaza, all linked by strip light sculptures.

The development corporation is accepting public comments over the next few months.  Click here to see the schemes.

http://www.my-waterfront.ca/concepts/