Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (1991-1994)
Part of:
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Matsuzaki Wright Architects (architectural firm)
  • Pin/Matthews (architectural firm)

Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (1991-1994)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.24 l.m. of textual records
    286 photographic material
    104 drawings (including 96 reprographic copies)
    26 digital files (433 MB)
Scope and content:
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's landscape project for Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building, situated beside Frame Lake, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Oberlander worked on this project in 1991 with architectural firms Matsuzaki Wright Architects and Pin/Matthews. The team was selected for the project after a design competition. Architects chose to have the new assembly build on the edge of the lake, on the volcanic rock of the Canadian Shield. They used the bog of the site as a transitional space between the building and the city. Oberlander concept design was to integrate the building to the landscape with the least intervention, because of the fagile ecology of the area, and preserve the natural beauty of the landscape. In this idea, the planting for the project only comprises native plants and grasses and very few alteration were made to the existing condition of the site. The project was completed in 1994.

The project series contains design development drawings, including planting plans, landscape plans, grading plans, site details, site plans, working drawings, including site plans, planting plans and grading plans, and building drawings used as reference. The project is also documented through textual records, such as correspondence, specifications, concept notes by Oberlander, financial documents, meeting notes, reports, research material and site informations, and also photographs of the construction and the completed work. The project series comprises also digital files of the Legislative Assembly development plans and facility program and digital photographs of the building.
Reference number:



Yellowknife Northwest Territories Canada


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