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Invitation to Public Reception – December 14, 2018

12/11/2018

Students from Dalhousie University School of Architecture invite you to attend a public reception on Friday, December 14, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth. View the poster.

Lake Banook has a rich history related to aquatic sports and outdoor activities. Over the next five years a number of major paddling events,including the world championships in 2022, will help shape its future legacy.Our question is: How can infrastructural development best support the larger community? 

To address this question, eleven Master of Architecture students, in association with Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada, have been working on speculative projects that envision supporting world class events and benefiting the community long-term. Areas of interest include: increased opportunities for culture and heritage,completion of the trail system, stewardship of the natural environment, active transport and access, athlete accommodation / low-cost housing, and novel forms of tourism.

The Halifax Centre Plan foresees development near Lake Banook in proximity to Mic Mac Mall. Around the lake, both Silver’s Hill and Graham’s Grove offer opportunities for development to support both paddling-specific and community-oriented activities.

We welcome your suggestions for discussing priorities for Lake Banook over thenext few years. Join us for an open house in the big room at Mic MacAAC. We hope to see you there!

Brian Lilley
Associate Professor
School of Architecture, Dalhousie University

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