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People dining on the Halifax waterfront as Harbour Hopper goes by.

Help Shape the Future Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Waterfront Arts District

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Nova Scotians can now see and provide feedback on the three final conceptual designs for the planned new art gallery and waterfront arts district in Halifax.

You can review the final three conceptual designs and provide your feedback in-person at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia or online until the end of October.

Proposed design for art gallery 1
Proposed design from Architecture49 with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hargreaves Jones (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia)
Proposed design for gallery 2
Proposed design from DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell. (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia)


Gallery design 3
Proposed design from KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar. (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia)


The vision for the new arts district is to create a welcoming and inclusive public gathering place on the Halifax waterfront that showcases the best in contemporary art and public programs. The arts district will increase opportunities for everyone to access and experience art, celebrate Nova Scotia’s diverse and unique stories through the arts, and enhance the overall waterfront experience.

This is an opportunity to connect travellers with Nova Scotia’s arts and culture and develop a new experience at Nova Scotia’s most visited destination – the Halifax waterfront. When complete, Nova Scotia will have one of the most interesting buildings to land in Canada in generations.

Public feedback will be considered in the development of the project. Following the selection of the winning team, further community engagement will take place across the province.