Two new buildings by Halifax-based WHW Architects have been recognized with Lieutenant Governor’s design awards.
The Joggins Fossil Centre in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, has been granted a Medal of Excellence, the highest level of recognition awarded for architecture in Nova Scotia, and the Summerside Wellness Centre in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, received an Award of Merit, the second highest designation.
The Joggins Fossil Centre’s design reflects the natural and social history of Joggins and its famous fossil cliffs, and the structure is rooted in its local context. Energy efficient and capable of producing as much as two-thirds of its own power from renewable sources, the Centre has a view to the future while bringing 300 million years of history to life. The project is registered with the Canada Green Building Council and is targeting LEED Gold certification.
The Summerside Wellness Centre (now known as the Consolidated Credit Union Place) replaces an existing 50 year old facility with a modern, innovative facility as part of that city’s Municipal Revitalization Strategy.
WHW was the recipient of two of the 8 awards announced by the Nova Scotia Association of Architects on May 8. The awards encourage and recognize outstanding architectural design by members of the Association.