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Halifax Central Library - Photo by Jason Thibault
Halifax Central Library - Photo by Jason Thibault

The Halifax Central Library is a relatively new building by Halifax Standards. The architectural firms Fowler Bauld and Mitchell, and Schmidt Hammer Lassen of Denmark, were chosen in 2010 to design the library following an international design competition. Opening in December 2014, it quickly became a popular community space and houses many amenities such as a café, auditorium, lovely rooftop patio, and is a trendy gathering place. Inside, the library features great architectural features, including crisscrossing staircases that cut dramatically through the central atrium. The Halifax Central Library won a Lieutenant Governor’s Design Award in Architecture for 2014 and the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture in 2016.

(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)