kobayashi + zedda

Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM)
Whitehorse, Yukon

Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

This 1,700 sq.m. educational facility designed for the new Center for Northern Innovation in Mining at Yukon College accommodates two large medium hazard mechanical shops to function as an industrial teaching space and to house mine training simulators. The facility also includes classrooms, offices and other service spaces for the CNIM program.

The first phase of this project involved the development of a final functional program for the proposed facility, clearly identifying criteria for a design solution. Consideration was given to the definition of clear approaches to addressing occupational health and safety regulations through the division of the building into PPE and non PPE zones. This phase also involved a detailed evaluation of the proposed site, and program level costing of the overall project cost.

The second phase of the project was the design development and construction drawings. Construction is currently underway.