Poplar House Multiplex
Patuanak, SK, 2022
The Dene people of English River First Nation (ERFN) are known as the ‘Poplar House People’ and the site they have selected reflects this ongoing relationship with nature for sanctuary. Their new multiplex will sit amongst an established stand of poplar trees. The design of the building reflects and strengthens this relationship with the trees that provided them with shelter and warmth for generations. Equipped with a full size gym, fitness centre, running track, commercial kitchen, office spaces, headstart, daycare, youth, community and Elder spaces, English River’s new ‘Poplar House’ will offer numerous ways for the Dene people to gather, celebrate, learn and practice well being together with nature. This project is in the schematic design phase.