Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

KPMB Architects as Architects

KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar have been selected as the winning team of the international design competition for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Waterfront Arts District.

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The new Gallery and Arts District, located on the Salter Block of the Halifax Waterfront, will be a transformative arts destination for all to experience. It will inspire and celebrate creativity and imagination, but also challenge the status quo and reshape institutional values. It will be a place created with people, art, and culture at its core.

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The work completed by the winning team embodies a vision of a place for all seasons, rooted in sustainability, connecting the city at the water. It’s a gathering space where art, learning and community unite.

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Architects
Integrated Design Team – KPMB Architects; Omar Gandhi Architect; Jordan Bennett Studio; Elder Lorraine Whitman; Public Work; Transsolar

 

KPMB Team
Bruce Kuwabara (design partner), Shirley Blumberg (partner-in-charge), Matthew Wilson (senior associate / project architect), Francesco Valente-Gorjup (associate), Emrik Burrows, Ivan Efremov, Jonathan Santaguida, Azadeh Shayanfar

 

Design Architect Collaborator: Omar Gandhi Architect Inc.

 

Consultants
Jordan Bennett Studio (multi-disciplinary artist / Mi’kmaq consultant), Elder Lorraine Whitman (President, Native Women’s Association of Canada), Public Work (landscape architect), Transsolar (sustainability), PR Hive (public engagement), Entuitive (structural), Crossey Engineering (mechanical), Mulvey & Banani (electrical, A/V, security), GEMTEC (civil), Sherwood Engineers (resilience), Human Space (barrier-free design), Vermeulens (cost), Lord Cultural Resources (exhibition design), Tillotson Design Associates (lighting), RJ Bartlett Engineering (building code), Harbourside Transportation Consultants (transportation), Aercoustics (acoustics)

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