District of Chetwynd Municipal Hall
The Chetwynd Municipal Hall is a two-story wood frame structure with cathedral ceilings supported by glulam trusses. Wood was used extensively as the primary structure of the building, with 80 per cent of the 18,000 sq ft building being wood. Weight-bearing columns, which are also constructed of wood, support massive glulam beams. The exterior of the building is finished with log features, Hardie plank and faux stone.
The roof casing to support a massive skylight and building identification signage are also constructed of wood. Chetwynd has landscaped the building using several of the wood carvings from its inventory, which were selected through a community competition.
The new municipal hall showcases the beauty and versatility of wood, along with the community's pride in its local wood industry.
Featured in Wood Design & Building magazine courtesy of The Canadian Wood Council.