GRAND RIVER EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Location Ohsweken ON
Client Grand River Employment and Training
Type New Construction
Size 40100 sf
Different sectors have been brought together under one roof in this innovative, multi-purpose community facility designed as a one-stop resource for adult training and skills development. Accommodated sectors include: educational, industrial, retail, office function, and service delivery. The design provides for a unique environment because mainstream zoning conventions typically prohibit this mix of occupancies. The over-riding design concept is based upon a group of converging longhouses. Through this vehicle, homage is paid to a traditional longhouse village where all types of activities would have co-existed. These barrelvaulted steel structures and linkages has become a focal point for community gathering and social functions.