Institute for Circumpolar Health Research

Institute for Circumpolar Health Research

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Administrative

Location: Yellowknife, NT

Date Completed: 2011

 

ICHR was located in a typical small office building with a central core dividing two spaces. The building had few windows and a low ceiling. The facility was to be designed to accommodate a professional office that would be comfortable for elders to visit. TAG developed an approach where the limited natural light could be shared between the offices; the stairwell was opened up so that the entrance would not be claustrophobic. Glazed walls between offices and circulation as well as an area with open workstations creates a very transparent environment where privacy between offices is still achieved.