Request for Proposals: Halifax Common Aquatics Facility- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Commissioning Entity

    Halifax Regional Municipality

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Halifax, , Canada

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Lindsay Cory

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone


  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The Halifax Common Aquatics Facility and surrounding area will be a programmed, highly animated active and passive recreation space with many people of all ages expected to use the facilities and the adjacent public spaces. Submissions should anticipate a high level of interactivity with the proposed artworks and should be designed to be appropriate for a high activity, accessible environment with diverse user groups, including children and youth of all ages.

    Works may be in any media as long as the essential durability and future maintenance requirements are met. Due to construction timelines and site constraints, water features and/or multi-media features that require upgraded electric, conduits installation or plumbing will not be considered.

    The project budget includes all artist fees, engagement (if requested), required fabrication, installation, engineering drawings, construction of bases, installation and all other project costs necessary to complete the project.

    Proposed artworks must:

    • Be fully contained within the horizontal boundaries of the installation areas defined on the site plans;
    • Be fully integrated into site/s and the construction process/planning
    • be durable;
    • be appropriate in form and content for broad public consumption;
    • present no risk of injury (e.g. no sharp points)
    • avoid confined and hidden spaces
    • not be flammable
    • not present a tripping hazard (be at least 900 mm high)
    • discourage climbing
    • be vandal resistant and treatable with standard graffiti-removal applications, easily maintained and cleaned; and
    • not create excessive noise and/or light trespass into surrounding buildings.

    Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions. Please send complete applications to [email protected]