New Halifax Art Gallery: The Finalists
Throughout the summer of 2020, 3 consultant teams made up of local, national, and international architecture and design firms, worked to create concepts for a new gallery at the vacant Salter Block on the Halifax Waterfront. The gallery is meant to be a centre piece of the new Halifax Waterfront Art’s District, which will also include space for public gatherings, and space for future development – with a potential NSCAD expansion. The 140,000 square foot gallery is expected to cost $140 million, with $70 million coming from the province, $30 million from the federal government, and $40 million raised by the gallery through a capital campaign. Construction is set to begin in mid-2021, with completion in 2024. A panel of judges, including a landscape architect, artists, and museum professionals will select the winning design in early October.
Here are the 3 finalists: