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Chapter House

Moments away from Public Gardens, nestled beside All Saints Cathedral, Chapter House is a sanctuary of gracious living in the heart of Halifax. Just across from Victoria Park, this luxury residence is minutes away from all the amenities and necessities of urban life, but a world away from the madding crowds.

Chapter House Apartments was built on the south side of the property of All Saints Cathedral. In compliance with the requirements of the property, this new building was designed to blend in with the facade of the existing stone structure on the property.

The architect selected architectural precast concrete panels as the cladding for the building. After carefully reviewing several samples of panels fabricated using stone form liners and various concrete mixes with color pigments, a Georgetown Ashlar stone pattern with charcoal pigment was selected for the panels above the first level.

The precast panels around the first floor were cast as large panels with strong lines to represent buff colored sandstone blocks. The detailing and coordination of the panel layout considered the size and shape of panels with the requirement to make the stone pattern fit the building dimensions.

With the building now complete, everyone involved should be proud of accomplishing the task of building a new structure next to a part of the architectural history of Halifax.

Strescon Limited supplied a total of 155pcs of precast approximately 21,000 sq ft, of which 104pcs or 12,000 sq ft were Ashlar stone architectural precast concrete panels.

Owner: Brown-Zareski Inc., Halifax, NS
Architect: Duffus Romans Kundzins Rounsefell Architects Limited, Halifax, NS
Engineer: Campbell Comeau Engineering Limited, Halifax, NS
Project: Chapter House Luxury Apartments, Halifax, NS
Precast: Strescon Limited, Bedford, NS

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