Seaport Farmers' Market - Halifax, NS, Canada (2010)

A new home for the Farmers' Market in the disused Pier 22 building on the Seawall in Halifax.

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Completion: 2010

Project value: $12 Million

Size: 55,000 sq ft

The existing heritage building has been sensitively re-insulated to reduce heating energy whilst allowing the strong Nova Scotian sun to provide some free heat and plentiful daylight. The energy and water systems include solar tubes linked with ground-sourced heat pumps, heat recovery systems, in-floor heating, roof mounted wind turbines and gravity-fed rainwater harvesting. The building roof becomes a garden for food production as well as a habitat for nature, which is accessible for visitors. Archineers managed the sustainable goals and provided commercial and technical advice for their successful implementation.

Credits

Architects – Lydon Lynch (Keith Tufts)

Engineers – Marricor

Structural consultant – Campbell Comeau