Challenging environmental conditions
This project presents a distinctive set of challenges since the building had to be designed for a site with no access to services, and meet very specific NSTIR operational needs. The building was designed as a minimal-footprint observation tower with a control room on the upper floor to provide better view-planes for the bridge operator. While small in scale, the building needed to include the backup generator and electromechanical equipment necessary for the emergency operation of the swing-bridge. This, combined with the extreme climate of the site, made the building design and coordination critical.
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Ekistics Planning & Design
Architecture, landscape architecture, and infrastructure
Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR)
Strait of Canso, Nova Scotia