Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden's Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre has just won its category in the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain.
One of only 4 Canadian projects shortlisted amongst 220 projects (and 722 initially entered), the win comes shortly after the project was awarded a Governor General's Medal in Architecture in Ottawa. The GG's recognize the best in Canadian architecture over the last few years and also included wins by Patkau Architects and Ian MacDonald.
Both accolades reward a project that has been an important step forward for the Nk'Mip as well as cultural tourism in general. The building features a remarkable rammed earth wall as well as a sensitive relationship to its desert surroundings. Kudos to both the Nk'mip and HBBH for having the vision to bring the project to fruition.