6th Holcim Awards 2020/21

92 The Artic Indigenous Wellness Centre (AIWC) is a building conceived to provide cultural and health-related services to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who are often forced to travel out of their communities to obtain specialized medical assistance. The complex reflects the traditional Indigenous concept of wellness that acknowledges a relationship between physical, cultural and spiritual dimensions. In this sense, the building is organized around three specific yet interconnected programmatic volumes serving three distinct functions: people gathering, education, and health assistance. AIWC will assist 22,000 people from seven indigenous groups Community engaged healthcare and cultural center Yellowknife, Canada Holcim Awards Gold 2014 North America Indigenous Wellness Silver 20 Global Holcim Awards finalist update page 116