Designed by Richard Kroeker and Brian Lilley in collaboration with Peter Henry architects, the Pictou Landing Health Centre is a saddle-shaped wooden building that houses clinics for doctors, dentists, and community health workers, as well as a community meeting space and public health education room.
Architects: Richard Kroeker Design, Peter Henry architects
Location: Pictou Landing, Nova Scotia, Canada
Photographs: Courtesy of Piskwepaq Design Incorporated
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Inspiration from architect:
The building was constructed by members of the community, using local trees. It is heated and cooled using geothermal energy from a decommissioned municipal well. It uses 43% less energy than a conventional building of comparable size. It forms a protective south facing space around a medicine garden and medicine wheel that forms the physical centre of the community.