Igloolik Community Centre

Igloolik, Nunavut


When a community centre needs to be built in Canada’s North, there are many unique considerations that come into play. Extreme weather, limited sea lifts and not to mention the overall cost of the project are just some of the challenges that SMS Engineering had to overcome while working on the Igloolik Community Centre in Igloolik, Nunavut.

The 500 person capacity, 8,000 square foot building was planned meticulously in advance to ensure that structure and budget were sound. The building’s systems were designed to be as efficient as possible due to the high cost of heating fuel and generator based power.