Thetask was to create a pavilion with a specific site and program. In thecase of this site the pavilion was to be an annex to an existingmuseum. The pavilion had to include a traditional maritime boatbuilding shed and secondary exhibition space for the museumscollection.
Primary research was conducted in order to understand the boat building process and what type of space was required.
The form of this design was generated by the construction and purposeof the wharf. In Halifax the wharf plays an important role in makingthe connection between land and sea. In an effort to emphasize thisidea and connect it to the purpose of the museum the pavilion wascreated by extruding and manipulating the wharfs construction to createinterior space.
The horizontal and vertical plans rise up from the wharf and wrap thetwo spaces which are joined by an iconic gateway symbolizing the wharfspurpose in being a gateway to the ocean. This important space allowsthe wharf to be accessed at all times of the year and when the museumis closed, creating a local historical public environment.