The Seaport Farmers’ Market project transformed a former ocean terminal into a LEED Platinum ecological showcase for local food and artisanal products. The Seaport Market was designed to re-connect the Halifax community with its very origins on the waterfront and to showcase Halifax as an environmentally smart city with a vibrant economy and culture.
Tackling climate change head on, the award-winning Seaport Farmers’ Market uses 75% less power and 75% less water than a typical market building. Harvesting free natural resources and responding to the seasons, the harbourfront Market is one of the most sustainably designed, low energy buildings in North America.
Community and public space is incorporated throughout to encourage community building and time spent on the premises. The rooftop features a large observation deck that acts as urban room in the city. The full-length deck affords unparalleled views of Halifax Harbour, as well as direct public access to the various sustainable technologies that lie at the heart of the Market including the green roof, micro turbines and solar thermal energy. The green roof has won international design awards and proven a major community draw and tourist destination.
2010 Lieutenant Governor’s Award in Architecture
2012 Best International Green Roof Cities Alive Chicago