Kugaaruk Hamlet Office & Community Hall

Kugaaruk, Nunavut

Completed in 2017

The new Hamlet Office and Community Hall provides a flexible and comfortable working environment for staff, as well as a safe and engaging public space. The building is situated on the site to take advantage of the views to nearby mountains and to the bay, while also facilitating a pedestrian relationship between the hall and the adjacent arena and school.

The facility was designed to maximize the use of local labour in construction. TAG visited the community and interviewed each resident who was interested in working on the project, collecting their contact information, availability, and skill set. This resulted in a local employment content of 48% on this project. In addition, the design was developed around the availability of construction equipment in the community, as well as availability or ease of shipping for structural members. As a result, the building tender price was below the budget price.

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