Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

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Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre is designed to be a specifc and sustainable response to the building’s unique context-the unusual Canadian desert found in the South Okanagan Valley in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Sited adjacent to a remnant of the Great Basin Desert (approximately 1,600 acres are being preserved by the band as a conservation area), this interpretative centre is part of a larger 200-acre master plan. Nk’Mip is the frst of a number of new B.C. aboriginal centres, and part of a growing trend to explore the expressive potential of architecture to convey the rich past and the transforming future…...

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