Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Québec

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Quebec Building, Canadian Rural Architecture

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

Oujé-Bougoumou Building Development, Québec, Canada – design by Rubin & Rotman Architects

page updated 4 Oct 2016 with new photos

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Québec

Design: Rubin & Rotman Architects

Location: Oujé-Bougoumou, Québec, Canada

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute has the mission of transmitting the traditional Cree culture it draws upon to future generations.

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

The building’s concept turns to the classic architecture of the Cree people’s traditional longhouse, the shaptuan, and to the particular context of the village of Oujé-Bougoumou.

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

In this village, built in 1992 and unique in many respects, the main buildings were set within a broad circle in the centre of the village. The Aanischaaukamikw Institute rounds out the layout of this space, where the Band Council office is also located.

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

The Institute includes an exhibition hall designed according to international museum standards, making it both a museum and meeting place.

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

Community activities are held on the ground floor, where dance and music shows take place along with more intimate gatherings featuring storytellers and elders.

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

On the lower floor are the offices of associations involved in preserving the Cree language, hunting methods and arts and handicrafts, as well as in promoting tourism.

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

Wood is used extensively, evoking the fundamental importance of the forest to the Cree people. Special attention was paid to transposing symbolic elements reflecting traditional Cree habitat to this contemporary building.

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

The open plan and transparency of the ground floor make the Institute the heart of the community. The project is awaiting LEED certification.

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute – Building Information

Client: Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute
Year of Construction: 2011
Area: N/A
Cost of Construction: $10 million
Team Members:
Stephen Rotman, Bruno Morin, Roberto Campos, Pascale Tétrault

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal

General Contractor: Aecon Group Ltd.

In collaboration with Douglas Cardinal, Architect

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Montreal
photo © Carl Charboyer

Photography:
© Carl Charboyer: Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute 1

© Mitch Lenet: Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute 2-6 & Montreal Cultural Institute 1-5

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute images / information from v2com, 040714

Address: Oujé-Bougoumou, Québec G0W 3C0, Canada
Phone: +1 418-745-2444


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Montreal Architecture

Montreal Architecture Designs – chronological list

Montreal Architecture Walking Tours

Montreal Architecture

Hotel Buildings

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Design: Provencher Roy + Associés architects
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion
picture © Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion

Habitat 67
Design: Moshe Safdie, Architect
Habitat 67 Montreal
photo © Timothy Hursley

Habitat 67 Montréal




McGill University Schulich School of Music – New Music Building, Montreal
Saucier + Perrotte
New Music Building Montreal
photograph : Marc Cramer

McGill University Schulich School of Music

L’Assomption College – Sports Complex Building, near Montréal
Les architectes FABG
L'Assomption College
photo : Steve Montpetit

L’Assomption College Montréal

Hotel Building Designs

Canadian Buildings

Canadian Architects

Hotel Architecture Developments

Comments / photos for the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute page welcome

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Building

Cree Cultural Institute