SUCCI Wellness Centre - Minowaadiziiwin

Thunder Bay, ON

The SUCCI Wellness Centre at Confederation College is a modern, multi-use facility promoting student fitness, health, and well-being.

Located in Thunder Bay, Confederation College is a national leader in Indigenous education. The new building incorporates a 2-storey recreation centre including a competition-sized gymnasium, a running track, weight-rooms, multi-purpose areas, and ancillary support amenities. Minowaadiziiwin (which means “to lead a good life”) is reflected in the facility’s programs, as well as its design and architecture, both of which celebrate the Indigenous cultural values of northwestern Ontario. The use of glue laminated timbers in the construction creates a connection to nature and honour's the importance of sustainability.

This project used about 94 cubic meters of wood products which can grow in about 15 seconds in the U.S. and Canadian forests. Approximately 76 metric tons of CO₂ are stored in this wood, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29 metric tons of CO₂/year. This is equivalent to taking 11 cars off the road for one year.

Architect : FORM Architecture and Engineering

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