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Homalco Health Centre Campbell River, BC

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Wood plays an important role in the Homalco First Nation's cultural heritage, which is intrinsically tied to a strong respect and attachment to nature and their historic West Coast lands. For this reason the use of wood with all of its aesthetic beauty and technical capabilities was a core element of the design philosophy from the initial concept of this Health Centre.

The Health Centre is the first building completed as part of a long range Master Plan for ongoing and future development of the Homalco community. The facility provides Homalco with the proper resources to independently control and administer their own community health services and makes these services more accessible to the community residents of this rural area outside of Campbell River on Vancouver Island.

Challenges of the project included working on a limited and fixed construction budget and meeting a complexity of requirements from a multitude of Federal and Provincial government regulatory and approving agencies.

The form subtly references the historic Long House typology, but is updated with modern engineering technology and customized design elements. The majestic entry provides a landmark feature appropriate for the new hub of future community buildings that are slated for surrounding sites.

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  • Client:Homalco First Nation
  • Type:
  • Size:382m² (4,112ft²)
  • Status:Completed July 2011
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Homalco Health Centre

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Homalco Health Centre

Campbell River, BC

Wood plays an important role in the Homalco First Nation's cultural heritage, which is intrinsically tied to a strong respect and attachment to nature and their historic West Coast lands. For this reason the use of wood with all of its aesthetic beauty and technical capabilities was a core element of the design philosophy from the initial concept of this Health Centre.

The Health Centre is the first building completed as part of a long range Master Plan for ongoing and future development of the Homalco community. The facility provides Homalco with the proper resources to independently control and administer their own community health services and makes these services more accessible to the community residents of this rural area outside of Campbell River on Vancouver Island.

Challenges of the project included working on a limited and fixed construction budget and meeting a complexity of requirements from a multitude of Federal and Provincial government regulatory and approving agencies.

The form subtly references the historic Long House typology, but is updated with modern engineering technology and customized design elements. The majestic entry provides a landmark feature appropriate for the new hub of future community buildings that are slated for surrounding sites.

Details

  • Client Homalco First Nation
  • Size 382m² (4,112ft²)
  • Status Completed July 2011

Program

  • Community Medical, Dental & Administration
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