Shaputuan Pavilion, Oujé-Bougoumou

  • LOCATION

    Oujé-Bougoumou, Eeyou Istchee, Quebec

  • TYPE

    Cultural

  • CLIENT

    Oujé-Bougoumou Band Council

  • BUDGET

    $300,000

  • YEAR

    1989


photo : Jeff MacNeil

Oujé-Bougoumou is a Cree community located in the Eeyou Istchee territory in northern Quebec.

Upon official recognition of Cree Nation status, the Band Council decided that, as a founding gesture, the first structure to be built in the heart of their community would serve a dual purpose, both symbolic and functional. EVOQ was asked to develop a design derived from the shaputuan (traditional Cree shelter).

The shaputuan was adapted and translated into a modern, open structure used throughout the year for recreational purposes. The iconic design of the Pavilion was the inspiration for all subsequent public architecture in the community.

CONTACT

Alain Fournier
Director
fournier@evoqarchitecture.com



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