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Mississaugas Of The Credit Museum & Cultural Center

A Cultural Center Celebrating The Anishinaabe People

Mississaugas Of The Credit Museum & Cultural Center

Our concept design for the Mississaugas Museum & Cultural Center, celebrating Anishinaabe people, was inspired by the seasonal migration of Aboriginal tribes. We began by creating connected volumes housing exhibition space corresponding to the four quarters of the Aboriginal Medicine wheel, with each quadrant representing the four distinct seasons.

A centrally located circular theatre would host performances while workshops would be held at the three classrooms adjacent to the exhibits. The client wanted to create a center for educating schools and corporations about Canadian Aboriginal culture while empowering the local community. Our design allows the visitor to have a glimpse of how Aboriginal people thrived by living off the land through four different seasons and to experience their rich cultural fabric (Medicine Wheel Source: Canadian Federation of Library Association).

Functional programs such as reception area, giftshops, loading area, and storage is then integrated. The spatial volumes within are protected by a solid wall to circumvent potential vandalism and mischief. Open courtyard spaces with themed outdoor elements showcases the outdoor survival strategies of the Anishinaabe people and serves as the transition space between one exhibition space to the next through protected walkways.

Green roofs are created for spaces housing functional programs, central theatre as well as classrooms, while the four exhibits are equipped with UV-proof skylights for access to natural light. Weather treated timber beam roof mounted above provide shade to the open courtyard spaces between volumes and circulation

Completion Year: 2019
Location: Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, ON, Canada
Client: Withheld
Size: 20,200 ft2

A Cultural Center Celebrating The Anishinaabe People

Mississaugas Of The Credit Museum & Cultural Center

Our concept design for the Mississaugas Museum & Cultural Center, celebrating Anishinaabe people, was inspired by the seasonal migration of Aboriginal tribes. We began by creating connected volumes housing exhibition space corresponding to the four quarters of the Aboriginal Medicine wheel, with each quadrant representing the four distinct seasons.

A centrally located circular theatre would host performances while workshops would be held at the three classrooms adjacent to the exhibits. The client wanted to create a center for educating schools and corporations about Canadian Aboriginal culture while empowering the local community. Our design allows the visitor to have a glimpse of how Aboriginal people thrived by living off the land through four different seasons and to experience their rich cultural fabric (Medicine Wheel Source: Canadian Federation of Library Association).

Functional programs such as reception area, giftshops, loading area, and storage is then integrated. The spatial volumes within are protected by a solid wall to circumvent potential vandalism and mischief. Open courtyard spaces with themed outdoor elements showcases the outdoor survival strategies of the Anishinaabe people and serves as the transition space between one exhibition space to the next through protected walkways.

Green roofs are created for spaces housing functional programs, central theatre as well as classrooms, while the four exhibits are equipped with UV-proof skylights for access to natural light. Weather treated timber beam roof mounted above provide shade to the open courtyard spaces between volumes and circulation

Completion Year: 2019
Location: Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, ON, Canada
Client: Withheld
Size: 20,200 ft2
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