First Nations & Cultural

Moricetown Community Complex

Project Stats

Type: New Build
Client: Moricetown First Nations Band
(Wet'suwet'en Nation)
Location: Moricetown, BC
Size: 2,787m2
Delivery Method: Construction Management

The Moricetown Band and Kyah Wiget Education Society commissioned KMBR to design a complex for the Moricetown Community School, Community Centre and Band Offices. The design combines these elements in a single "Multiplex" Building, which allows the interaction of all members of the community and sharing of spaces such as the hall/gymnasium, meeting rooms, library/resource centre, and service areas. The Multiplex creates a civic focal point in the heart of the community that strengthens identity and achieves economies of scale in constructing a single large building. The complex is organized around a central "Feast Hall" which functions as a Band Council Meeting Room, a multi-purpose gathering and ceremonial space. A glazed end wall provides a view to a large outdoor ceremonial circle, including five totem poles representing each of the five clans in the community.

Project Highlights

Sustainable Design:
• energy efficient building systems
• ground source geothermal heat-pump heating & cooling
• natural ventilation
• access to views and daylight in all C.V.T. areas
• self-finishing materials
• locally harvested timber
• renewable resource (wood) materials
• low V.O.C. finishes (eg. linoleum)