Mukwa Waakaa’igan Wins 2022 World Architecture Festival WAFX Award

More tremendous news regarding the 2022 World Architecture Festival Awards – Mukwa Waakaa’igan Indigenous Centre of Cultural Excellence at Algoma University has won a WAFX Award!

The WAFX Award celebrates international proposals which embrace cutting-edge design approaches to address major world issues ranging from tackling the climate emergency to building community resilience. In addition to being selected as a finalist in the Future Projects – Education category, this project, a joint venture with Smoke Architecture, is one of twenty selected for the WAFX prize.

The overall vision for this project is to foster cross-cultural learning and teaching; listening to and encouraging diverse perspectives of all user groups, in the hopes of creating a respectful understanding toward one other and the planet. We are grateful to the World Architecture Festival Awards programme in recognizing this project’s intentions to positively contribute to the steps of Truth and Reconciliation with the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.

Check out the project profile here, on the official World Architecture Festival webpage.

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