Cree Cultural Institute in Canada
Rubin & Rotman Architects completed Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in the northern Canadian village of Ouj-Bougoumou, paying tribute to local architecture. The buildings concept turns to the Cree peoples traditional longhouse, the shaptuan, and to the particular context of the region. In this village, built in 1992 and unique in many respects, the main buildings were set within a broad circle in the center. The Aanischaaukamikw Institute rounds out the layout of this space, where the Band Council office is also located.