The recently completed Nova Centre and future hotel bring visitors to the heart of Halifax.
Tactile warning strips separate pedestrians from vehicles. Trench drains replace traditional catch basins to handle rainwater.
Halifax is one of Canada’s oldest cities and as a result some of the underground infrastructure wouldn’t allow for in ground trees, smaller ornamental trees in large planters were used in these areas.
An LED canopy brings additional vibrancy and energy to the street in the evening.
In the heart of Halifax’s entertainment district, Argyle Street is active late into the evening. Layered lighting at different levels makes the street feel active and vibrant long into the night.
Aligning trees, benches, and lamp posts limits the obstructions to pedestrians and ensures a large path of travel. This design also makes the street easier to navigate for those with limited mobility or visual impairments.
The drive lane features a large argyle pattern embedded within the pre-cast concrete pavers, a nod to the street name.
The widened sidewalk allows ample room for restaurant patios.