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THE PROJECT: Northern Secwepemc Cultural Centre
Excavation has begun on the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Centre. The more complete story of this has been archived here.
McFarland Marceau Architects have provided drawings of the design and its imagined completion.
Nestled into the countryside of 108 Mile Ranch BC, through a collaboration of five communities, the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Centre will be a beacon for Northern Secwepemc history, tradition, cultural revival, and a depiction of today’s Northern Secwepemc vibrant communities. The design creates a cultural centre expressed as a part of the landscape, forming a backdrop to the traditional references, experiences, and demonstrations within.
Built into the hillside, the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Centre uses natural elements to blend with its surroundings. Wood screens along the facade echo the neighboring trees, enhancing the site-landscape-building integration leading to an immersive interior exhibit experience. The building and landscape design weave cultural elements into the fabric of the structure and land, embodying a reverence for the site and a celebration of Northern Secwepemc heritage.
As excavation and construction proceeds this page will be updated, with the more current news at the top.