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SECOND EDITION - DESIGNED LANDSCAPES PORTFOLIO

Canadian Landscapes Portfolio Collections & Document


NUALA - NUNAVUT ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS &


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NUNAVUT - WHERE THE TANGIBLE AND THE INTANGIBLE MEET


Designed landscapes imply landscapes altered by man. In Nunavut the landscape is vast and beyond our communities would be described by many people as untouched or barren. As a significant cultural landscape, the arctic landscape, and it resources, are intertwined with Inuit culture. Many people would describe the natural environment as a critical component of the way they understand their place in the world. This landscape has shaped the culture, and in turn the culture respects and uses the landscape with care.

The images in this portfolio reflect works by landscape architects that are recognizable human interactions through design, as well as places in our territory that have more subtle human interventions such as protection from development, use for temporary shelter, and use for sustainable harvesting.

Selection Committee


By Christopher Grosset, Erik Lees and Maria Limousin

NUNAVUT - WHERE THE TANGIBLE AND THE INTANGIBLE MEET


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Burial door

 
Description
▶︎ Light passes through perforations in the steel wall, symbolic of the northern lights
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Iqaluit Park
▶︎ City of Iqaluit, NU
 
Author
▶︎ Erik Lees, NUALA
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Burial Path

 
Description
▶︎ A hierarchy of boulders creates a strong geometry under snow, defining pathways and burial sites
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Burial part
▶︎ City of Iqaluit, NU
 
Author
▶︎ Erik Lees, NUALA
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Standing bowhead archway

 
Description
▶︎ The central axial pathway terminates at an archway of standing bowhead whale jawbones
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Standing Bowhead Archway

▶︎ City of Iqaluit, Nunavut
 
Author
▶︎ Erik Lees, NUALA
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Sylvia Grinnell Park

 
Description
▶︎ Pathways in Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park lead to the river and natural swimming holes, enjoyed by young people under the early summer sun
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Sylvia Grinnell Park
▶︎ Iqaluit, Nunavut
 
Author
▶︎ Christopher Grosset, NUALA
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Walking trails in the snow

 
Description
▶︎ Residents utilize the site’s walking trails, reinforcing its role as a valued public open space
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Walking trails in the snow
▶︎City of Iqaluit, NU
 
Author
▶︎ Erik Lees, NUALA
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View from Frobisher Bay

 
Description
▶︎ The summer view in Iqaluit, looking south across Frobisher Bay
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ View from Frobisher Bay
▶︎ Iqaluit, NU
 
Author
▶︎ Erik Lees, NUALA
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Iqaluit Harbour

 
Description
▶︎ Boats leaving Iqaluit’s small harbour to travel along Frobisher Bay
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Iqaluit Harbour
▶︎ Iqaluit, NU
 
Author
▶︎ Erik Lees, NUALA
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Nanuk

 
Description
▶︎ The polar bear, or Nanuq, is an enduring symbol of the Canadian Arctic, and a species that is associated with the threat of global climate change
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Nanuk
▶︎ Southampton Island, Nunavut
 
Author
▶︎ Cristopher Grosset, NUALA
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Cabin Welcome

 
Description
▶︎ Time spent on the land is revered by Inuit to maintain their connection with the environment and their culture. Cabin life is family time, harvesting, and enjoyment.
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Cabin Welcome
▶︎ Southampton Bay, Nunavut
 
Author
▶︎ Christopher Grosset, NUALA
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Belsher Archipilago

 
Description
▶︎ The vast Arctic landscape cannot be expressed on film, it must be walked to be fully understood
 
Title, Localization
▶︎ Belcher Archipilago
▶︎ Sanikluaq, Nunavut
 
Author
▶︎ Christopher Grosset, NUALA

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