Kugaaruk Hamlet Office

Kugaaruk Hamlet Office

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Location: Kugaaruk

Date Completed: November 2017


The new Hamlet Office and Community Hall was designed with a focus on providing a flexible and comfortable administrative working environment as well as an engaging and safe public space. The building is situated on the site to take advantage of both views (to nearby mountains and the bay) while also facilitating a pedstrian relationship between the hall and the adjacent Arena and School.

The facility was designed to maximize the potential for the contractor to use local labour. TAG visited the community and intereviewed community members interested in working on the project - acquiring their contact information and skill levels. This enabled a local employment content of 45% on this project. In addition, the building design was developed around the availability of existing construction equipment in the community as well as easily available structural members and ease of shipping. As a result, the building tender price was under the budget price.