Creating the neighborhood
Ekistics was commissioned to design a mixed-use residential project on the corner of Pepperell St. and Robie St in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The building massing was developed to transition from the large-scale building context of Quinpool Road into what are primarily single-family residential neighborhoods to the south and west. The primary density is located to the north-eastern corner of the site to allow for a southern exposure to the internal courtyard.
The building steps down to walk-up townhouse units along the two bordering residential streets to integrate and activate the neighborhood streetscape. The corner has a double-height commercial space to create a neighborhood anchor and interesting corner address to the building.
The use of human-scaled materials, formal articulation, and strategic massing resulted in a building that reinforces and improves the neighborhood character.
Architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture
Halifax, Nova Scotia