Richard Kroeker Design

Dartmouth Cove

This urban scheme is the redevelopment of derelict industrial site of a ship repair yard. The program consists of a new campus for the Nova Scotia College of art and Design, as well as housing, and commercial space. The area plan calls for creation of energy using the water head of a historic canal, methane gas from sewerage, micro hydro generation using tidal power of abandoned slipways. The signature building begins on an existing street level in the historic centre of Dartmouth. As the hill falls away the building continues at the same height, bridging over an existing street and railway, like a reclining figure. It acts as an iconic urban landmark from across the harbour, and bridges the old city to the reclaimed dockyard.

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