The new Halifax Central Library opened up in December to much fanfare. People love it. It is an iconic building for the city of Halifax. I was lucky enough to get to lead the team which ran the public engagements that influenced the design of the building.
The engagements enabled the library and architects to be highly responsive to public input through the design process. This has contributed to the enormous sense of ownership that Haligonians feel. Here’s a video of a newscast around the opening so you can get a sense of the vibe. There were some great conditions in place to support it happening. Here’s a few that I can name right off the bat:
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