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Julian Parkinson films Halifax Central Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Canada Architecture News - Feb 18, 2016 - 12:20   9627 views

Julian Parkinson films Halifax Central Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

all images via screenshot from the video created by Julian Parkinson.

Watch the Halifax Central Library movie

Canadian-based photographer and architectural filmmaker Julian Parkinson creates a 8-min movie about New Halifax Central Library in Canada designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. This short architectural movie narrates a ten year journey for the building's success in local and global stage. The Halifax Central Library opened to the public in 2014 and changed the classical image of other libraries by creating new community space and interactive environment in which all meetings, gatherings, learnings, researches and readings are taking place at the same time. The building is a challenge through its openness, transparency and lighting, which makes it more visible and accessible to the public. 

In Parkinson's movie, the great success of the Halifax Library is annotated by different participants, designers and directors of the project to reveal that how the building were designed, structured and collaborated with the community to understand their needs to come out with the exact solution. Asa Kachan, CEO & Chief Librarian of Halifax Public Libraries, Chris Hardie, partner, director of Shanghai office of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Brian Strecko, Vice President, Atlantic Canada, Area Manager, Maritimes, EllisDon Corporation, George Cotaras, Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Architects, Halifax, Canada and Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, Halifax Manager of Urban Design 2005-2012, who are talking many aspects of the Halifax Central Library in the video. 

Julian Parkinson films Halifax Central Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Julian Parkinson films Halifax Central Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

''Public freely share hopes to this space and their hopes community for broadly. But the light shows how the space works well during the day and these walkways allow to see neighbours from a cross room that connects community. This is a modern library that we provide information as libraries always have but also provide a space for community -they come together through this building and for the young people becoming curious and excited for their future.'' ''It is the building that has flexibility, light and it is the future of diversity'' says Asa KachanCEO & Chief Librarian of Halifax Public Libraries.

Julian Parkinson films Halifax Central Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Julian Parkinson films Halifax Central Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Julian Parkinson films Halifax Central Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Julian Parkinson films Halifax Central Library designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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