Iqaluit Municipal Cemetery

Iqaluit CemeteryIqaluit Cemetery
Project Description:

The new Iqaluit Cemetery celebrates the arctic while providing the community with a sacred space to bury and commemorate their people. The design process was based on a two year collaboration of landscape architects, engineers, municipal leaders, residents, and Inuit elders, whose contribution invested the design with a unique understanding and appreciation of the site. Through the use of local materials, artifacts and iconic symbols of the Inuit, the cemetery has established a strong connection between the land and the people it will serve.

Client/Location:
City of Iqaluit, NU (2014)
Project Innovations:
  • Bowhead whale bones create a culturally and spiritually significant cemetery feature.
  • Preservation of delicate tundra ecosystem.
  • Cemetery maintenance for northern climate incorporated in the design.
Project Related links:

City officials host opening ceremony for new cemetery

Iqaluit Municipal Cemetery wins CSLA Award

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