A state of the art abattoir situated on the Chilcotin Region. The building and landscape elements are strategically sited to enable harmonic coexistence of the day-to-day operations of the ranch and the region lifestyle. The building is the result of an holistic approach from the owners to the land and a vertically integrated business plan for the production of organic grass-fed meat.
The resulting design embodies a sense of belonging and solidity, combining a modern sensibility with a warm materials palette. The building industrial character is balanced by a simplicity of form and detail. The building incorporates a holistic approach, Passive House (Passivhaus) principles for the building envelope and contrary to the typical abattoir, a timber frame structure.