Design Due North: Canadian High Arctic Research Station

Shafraaz Kaba, Manasc Isaac Architects

Digital prints

Manasc Isaac has designed northern buildings since 1997, challenging the norms of cold-climate architecture. Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS), a world-class research facility located in Cambridge Bay, Nunuvat is a testament to the unique approach and considerations that a northern design process must integrate. Community, culture, technology, and the unique expertise of northern designers must weave together in order to achieve a culturally, economically and environmentally responsible structure. Design Due North reveals the process behind the results, exploring how community engagement, design education, research and practice converge to create an Arctic landmark structure.