Gallery: Salvaged Cedar Longhouse Inspired by Native Architecture

 
The First Nations community has a new place to gather and celebrate in their beautiful, new center at the University of Victoria, B.C. Christened the 'First People's House', the structure designed by Alfred Waugh Architects is a post and beam construction inspired by traditional Coast Salish longhouses. Clad in salvaged western red cedar and partially topped with a green roof, the new center provides educational space, a ceremonial hall, offices and a student union catering to the native students - or "Canada's First Peoples" - at the university. Moreover, the community center and student hall is already targeting LEED Gold certification.

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  1. mrrr November 18, 2010 at 11:51 am

    stunning

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