This new cultural center is located in the northernmost community of Labrador, Canada. Illusuak Cultural Centre is a completed 2018 project by Saunders Architecture with 1200 m2 in size. The building makes an autonomy important statement for this indigenous community. It also makes a bold architectural statement using the materials and forms.
Commissioned by the Nunatsiavut Government, this building acts as a “living room for the community” with some facilities such as an auditorium for language classes, 75-seat theatre, studio space, a craft shop, and café. It also provides offices to the Parks Canada and the Nunatsiavut Government.
The bold architectural statement is created using materials and forms, derived from the region’s heritage and tradition. These forms and materials can create a unique architecture with a different character from other cultural center buildings based, facilitating the indigenous community with the best place to meet and communicate with each other in a comfortable way.
Illusuak Cultural Centre
Photographers: Bent René Synnevåg