CBC YMCA Concept

In partnership with the Lawen Group and Sun Life Financial, Breakhouse Architecture completed an extensive development study for the new YMCA facility in downtown halifax.
The proposal is a mixed-use development situated within a complex urban fabric, the public gardens, the Historic Citadel Hill, residential buildings and a commercial streetscape surround the property.  The bottom three floors of the building create a podium that contains all of the YMCA facilities with street level shops, populated by a cluster of residential towers scattered along the roof top. The building is activated by a running track that loops around the building on the 3rd floor.   Bringing animation and a strong voice of its purpose to pedestrians and vehicles passing by. (Concept was not the winning submission)