When each small detail of a building's aesthetic and development is thought out and meaningful, it really shows.
This week, our project spotlight falls on the new First Nations Health Authority administration office located on Tsleil-Waututh Nation land in North Vancouver.
This 5-storey, 97,000 SF mass timber building has been designed to be more than just practical. Each detail is a tribute to various First Nations cultures, promoting unity, healing and pride.
The exterior aluminum composite cladding is an aesthetic homage to the traditional Coast Salish and Tsleil-Waututh plank houses. The building structure will sit upon concrete bases that have been designed with spaces in-between to represent islands and water flowing between them. An open staircase will stretch through all levels of the building, illuminated by a skylight, symbolizing visibility, transparency and unification. There will also be art features throughout the building and grounds by indigenous artists, and the wayfinding signage will be bilingual to include Hunq'eme'nem as the primary language.
Corbally Consulting is proud to be providing specialty structural engineering services associated with the steel decking on this project.
Architect & Primary Structural Engineer: DIALOG
Metal Decking Contractor: Rite-Way Metals
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