For years, Halifax’s downtown was dormant but more recently has seen an unprecedented building boom. Construction cranes have taken over the skyscape of Halifax’s historic core, as shiny new glass towers and contemporary facades redefine the downtown and make it unrecognizable to anyone who hasn’t visited the city in awhile.
In late 2020, Armour Group completed the $200-million Queen’s Marque development, a platinum LEED-certified mixed-use complex on the waterfront. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects created the preliminary design, and the overall project was led by Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Architecture. The project consists of 450,000-square-foot located on two hectares of waterfront. Additionally, 120,000 square feet of office spaces, shops, restaurants, a boutique hotel, apartments, and 75,000 square feet of public space features a central plaza, a natural amphitheatre, and on the pier, a climbable light installation.
Like any project, there were challenges for Epic Glass, mostly regarding the waterfront winter chill and weather, but our crew was able to keep up to the scheduled timeline. The project also consisted of 3 building types in 1, which required specialized install equipment for each. Like The Vancouver House install, sloped curtainwalls can be a challenge, but these were installed without issue due to our previous experience.
- Punched Window Openings
- Brass Panel Cladding
- Sliding Doors