The Trillium
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Trillium, named after a flower that is found in Halifax’s Public Gardens, was completed in early 2012. A 19-storey, 84 unit residential and commercial building, The Trillium brings new meaning to upscale urban living in Halifax. With beautiful views from all sides and a location within walking distance of any amenity, this building has brought new life to one of Halifax’s most popular areas.

The Trillium was designed and built by W.M. Fares. During the conceptual stage of the design, W.M. Fares turned to Roy Willwerth, one of Halifax’s most renowned architects (in association with DRKR Architects) and an avid supporter of the precast concrete industry, to help with the design of the building. This is part of the reason why The Trillium is a successful representation of using precast concrete in modern architecture.

W.M. Fares approached Strescon about using Architectural precast concrete panels as an exterior cladding on the upper floors. Strescon worked closely with the architects during the design phase to ensure that the most efficient design was achieved, without taking anything away from the appearance of the building. In the end, the precast blended perfectly with the glass and brick used on the rest of the building. In all, Strescon provided 152 solid architectural panels and 23 cornice panels.

The Trillium on South Park was the winner of the 2010 Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor General’s Award for Engineering.

Owner:
W.M. Fares Group
Architect:
W.M. Fares Group
Engineer:
Malcolm Pinto Engineering
Precast Supplier:
Strescon Limited
Associate Architects:
Duffus Romans Kundzins Rounsefell Architects
Construction Manager:
W.M. Fares Group
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