Nova Scotia’s B2 Lofts Put a Contemporary Twist on a UNESCO World Heritage Site

In the historic center of Lunenburg, old and new mixed-use apartment buildings find common ground.
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Matt MacKay-Lyons

At the two-building B2 Lofts in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, architect Brian MacKay-Lyons doesn’t mind that people sometimes can’t tell which building is old and which is new. Never mind the fact that one was completed in 1873 and one in 2020. After all, this is one of only two towns in North America to be named a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its 19th-century British colonial buildings.

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