Pictou Landing Health Centre, Nova Scotia Building, Architect, Images, Canada
Nova Scotia Architecture : Pictou Landing Health Center
Contemporary Canadian Building – design by Piskwepaq Design Inc.
Pictou Landing Health Center Building
Location: Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date built: 2008
PDI – Piskwepaq Design Inc.
Principal designers of the building: Richard Kroeker + Brian Lilley
Photos: Paul Toman + Richard Kroeker
Pictou Landing Health Centre Description:
The Pictou Landing Health Centre building wraps around the central space of a Mi’kmaq First Nation fishing community in coastal Nova Scotia, Canada.
The building houses clinics and consultation rooms, together with a community meeting space.
The structural system uses local small diameter spruce trees, shaped while green by members of the community. The use of material draws on the historic indigenous tradition of long house and lodge construction.
Heating and cooling is provided using geothermal energy from a local decommissioned municipal well water system. This strategy, together with heat recovery ventilation, high levels of insulation, earth berm and mass heat storage have made the building operate at 43% higher energy efficiency than a conventional building of comparable size.
CLIENT: Pictou Landing First Nation, Health Canada
Architectural Design: Richard Kroeker, Brian Lilley
Structural Engineer: David Bulger, Roy McBride, BMR Structural Engineering, Halifax
Mechanical Engineer:Tom Watson, CBCL Ltd.
Systems Engineer: Trevor Butler
Project manager: Kevin Loewen
General Contractor: Higgins Construction
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