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Churchill Northern Studies Centre


Location: Churchill, Manitoba
Owner: Churchill Northern Science
Architect: Prairie Architects
Contract Type: Integrated Design Process
Completion Date: June 2011
Project Value: $16.9M


The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is a 28,000 square foot research and education facility located 23 kilometers east of the town of Churchill, Manitoba. The centre is a self-contained living unit complete with sleeping accommodation for 88 persons including staff, visiting scientists and students; science laboratories for a variety of northern scientific studies, classrooms, a library; and support facilities including a commercial kitchen, dining halls for 120 persons, and a fitness facility. The building’s structure is glue-laminated columns and beams supported by a cast-in-place concrete pad and pier foundation. The centre was constructed to LEED silver standards. The Churchill Northern Studies Centre was a design-build project and used the Integrated Project Design method. The centre’s design incorporates composting toilets, low flow fixtures and an onsite water treatment and septic system to minimize the amount of water and sewage that needs to be hauled from the building.

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