Siksika Powwow Arbour

Siksika Nation, AB

The design for this multipurpose complex was created in consultation with Siksika peoples.

The Siksika Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy wanted to construct an indoor facility to accommodate powwows when severe weather deters outdoor ceremonies. Originally priced as a steel project, wood was chosen as the Siksika felt it more appropriate to use a material steeped in traditional values. Large Glulam beams and purlins make up the skeleton of the building, with plywood supporting the roof skin.

Architect : gec architecture

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