EXP to provide civil engineering for Nunavut Inuit Heritage Centre

July 18, 2023

As part of an international design competition, EXP has been selected to perform civil engineering for a new heritage center in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The Nunavut Inuit Heritage Center (NIHC) will provide a 55,000 square feet facility to support the preservation and continuation of Inuit practices, heritage and cultural education.

EXP will collaborate with Dorte Madrup Architects, Guy Architects Ltd., Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited, Pageau Morel et associés Inc., LEES + Associates, Polar Outfitting, Arctic UA and Panaq Design and Altus Group Limited to deliver a $140 million center which will be integrated into the local landscape, reflects the Inuit perspectives and serves as a symbol of cultural reconciliation.

“This project has been discussed for three decades. We are proud to be a part of the team that can finally establish a place for understanding, knowledge transfer and healing. EXP will deliver civil engineering design consistent with sustainable and resilient practices for piped Arctic sewer systems,” said Director of Arctic Engineering Ken Johnson. He continued, “The design will also incorporate insulated water, sewer and recirculating water systems for freeze protection and a piping below the active layer to protect the installations from climate change related stress. The community has long-awaited this project of cultural significance and we look forward to bringing this important center to fruition.”

The Nunavut Inuit Heritage Centre is anticipated to reach completion by 2027.

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