The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has announced the winning design team of the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Waterfront Arts District. The winners are the design team at KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman, Public Work and Transsolar.
The gallery and new arts district, will be located on the Salter block of the Halifax Waterfront. It will be a transformative destination for all Nova Scotians and visitors to experience.
The design features a striking peaked hat shape its entrance. It’s an iconic shape which is a symbol of the strength, wisdom, love and power that women hold within Mi’kmaw communities.
At the unveiling of the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia design, the Donald R. Sobey Foundation, with The Sobey Foundation, announced a $10 million gift.
“As Nova Scotians, we are exceptionally proud to live in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich places in the world. The role that artists can play in shining a global spotlight on our province will be strengthened by this bold new vision for internationally recognized cultural infrastructure,” said Donald R. Sobey.