Posted by: bluesyemre | December 24, 2014

The Halifax Central Library (Canada)

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The new Halifax Central Library officially opened its doors to the public on December 13, 2014. At an estimated cost of $57.6 million the building has been touted as the new architectural centrepiece of the city’s downtown core. The 129,00 square foot facility features a larger collection of books than the building it is replacing, as well as meeting and study rooms, technology areas for computers, cafes and a 300-seat auditorium. Halifax Mayor Mike Savage calls the building, which features a cantilevered rectangular glass box on the top, a “powerful and positive statement” about the city’s aspirations. Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen designed the building with Halifax partners Fowler Bauld & Mitchell. The federal government is contributing up to $18.3 million and the Nova Scotia government $13 million towards the cost of the project, with the remainder being funded through the municipality and a public funding campaign.


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