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 KUUGALAAQ 

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Kuugalaaq is a cultural campus we are working towards in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, dedicated to the documentation, revitalization and mobilization of Inuinnait knowledge.

 

The design of this built and natural space bridges traditional principles of Inuit architecture with cutting-edge technologies and materials. We are beginning the campus with a pilot 1300 sq ft cultural workspace and outdoor activities areas.

 

We will forefront the use of natural vegetation and landscaping to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and innovate through new technologies to support longstanding Inuit relationships with their environment. 

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CULTURAL
WORK SPACE

We are designing a pilot cultural work space for Kuugalaaq to trial sustainable building materials and technologies. This 1300 sq ft. workshop meshes Inuit architecture with modern energy efficiency measures and technologies.

 

It is a self-contained cultural hub, designed to facilitate traditional activities such meat and hide preparation, tool making, and sewing. It is informed by the experiences and needs of community members and Elders, and is designed to be a site of ongoing cultural innovation.

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ENGAGEMENT AND DELIVERABLES

PROJECT ENGAGEMENT

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Building 

Needs Assessment

May 11-15, 2021

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Knowledge Mobilization Workshop

May 1-5, 2022

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 Community Introduction Workshop

May 18, 2021

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Community Energy Event

October 13, 2022

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Inuit Architecture Workshop

May 21, 2021

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Arctic Inspiration Prize Ceremony

February 8, 2023

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Land Visioning Workshop

September 3o, 2021

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Construction Photo journalism

August-November 2023

PROJECT DELIVERABLES

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Geotechnical Research

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 Work Space Floor plan and Design

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Tundra Revegetation

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Feasibility Study

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Kuugalak Community Booklet

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Embodied Carbon Analysis

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Climate Risk Assessment

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Work Space Monitoring 

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Cultural Equipment Design

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 InfrastructureDatabase

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Community

 Monitoring

 

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