Aanischaaukamikw (Cultural Cree Institute)

Oujé-Bougoumou, Québec

Inspiration for Aanischaaukamikw’s bold design, with its massive laminated spruce beams, comes from the essential structure of the traditional Cree “sabtuan.” The original design was developed by eminent native architect Douglas Cardinal through a series of visioning sessions and close collaboration with Elders. Cardinal and Rubin & Rotman Architects of Montreal brought the project to completion. The finished building conforms to international museum standards, making it compatible with other major institutions across the globe. (Cultural Cree Institute)


Video - Aanischaaukamikw, an institut that promotes cree traditions, presents its mission at La Fabrique culturelle (french only)

Owner

The Aanischaaukamikw Foundation

Architecture

Rubin & Rotman Architects, Douglas Cardinal Architect

Structure

SNC-Lavalin

Completion

2011