For twenty-five years, Discovery Centre has opened the minds of young Nova Scotians to the possibilities of science and technology at their downtown Halifax facility. Now, in association with Barrie and Langille Architects, Moriyama & Teshima Architects are part of the relocation and transformation of this must-see destination scheduled to open in 2016.
The Centre’s new home will be within the Turbine Hall (aka. Block ‘D’); the last vestige of the former Lower Water Street Power Generating Station. Recently the main buildings of the former power plant were converted into office headquarters for Nova Scotia Power. Now the last remaining turbine hall is set to be transformed by the Discovery Centre.
On a year round basis, Halifax’s interactive Science Centre showcases exploration and learning in the field of science and technology. At their new location, the new Discovery Centre will add vitality to the waterfront with its daily programming, permanent galleries, immersive dome theatre, travelling exhibits and special presentations, as well as annual events and activities for all ages.