Mackin Architects designs a disaster-resilient youth centre in Haisla
Andrew Latreille

Mackin Architects designs a disaster-resilient youth centre in Haisla

9 janv. 2023  •  Nouvelles  •  By Surabhi Patil

The opening of the Haisla Youth centre, designed by Mackin Architects, established a new community space in the Kitamaat village. 

photo_credit Andrew Latreille
Andrew Latreille

Situated adjacent to a soccer field, the centre serves as an extension of the ground, a space for young people to play games and sports, cook, enjoy art and media, learn marine biology or merely be in their bubble. 

photo_credit Andrew Latreille
Andrew Latreille

Keeping climate change in mind, the building highlights design solutions to protect people during extreme geological events like flash floods, tsunamis, high winds, and heavy snowfall. 

photo_credit Andrew Latreille
Andrew Latreille

The structure is built on a high plinth with flood-tolerant flooring materials to adapt to the changing sea levels, therefore, making the design climate-resilient.

photo_credit Andrew Latreille
Andrew Latreille