Two weeks ago I visited Halifax, Nova Scotia for a conference at Pier 21 on Biorefinery. Yes, such conferences exist. Between the conference and the reception in the evening, I had an hour and a half to kill.
I could have crossed the street to have beer at the Garrison Brewery Company, but the nerd in me decided to check out the new library, partly because I like libraries and partly because Ottawa is moving slowly towards a new library too. Which I hope, will be even more spectacular. I took a lot of pictures and like to share them with you.
I thought the library felt a bit empty. I am not sure if that is on purpose, or that there are simply not enough books. Perhaps the most popular materials are out and the rest can be ordered on line? The library has a couple of places for coffee of which I forgot to take pictures. It feels spacious and bright.
There were lots of computers, there were separate spaces (for example in the kids area), there was a kids play space, there were lots more sofas and chairs than I could take pictures of. I liked the nooks and the focus on the stairs. The elevators were close to the entrance too, but not in your face like in office buildings.