This gorgeous shiny glass building is the new Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market in Nova Scotia. A beautiful environmentally friendly structure built to exacting standards. See the wind turbines on the roof? It uses solar, wind and geo-thermal power to operate and was built from recycled materials. Measuring 4,050 square metres, it was designed with the elements in mind. It is also right on the water. You can see all the boating activity on the harbour.
On Fridays there is an International market, featuring food from a varied and interesting assortment of countries. On Saturdays and Sundays the more traditional market is in full swing with farmers produce, crafts, wine, music, you name it! As of this week the Seaport market is now open on Wednesdays too. Eventually they hope to make it a seven days a week shopping experience!
There are four rooftop courtyards in the works to open next Spring, including room for community activities such as gardening. This historic Harbour Pier features a bio-wall, a beautiful green wall of living plants, in place of an air filter or air conditioner. It is uplifting to see.There are also wind turbines on the roof. The building is glass and is an open concept so the views are expansive and the space is flooded with light. Here is a video in which Keith Tufts the lead designer, explains all the details and talks about what went into the design of this place.
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