Pacific Rim Regional Museum
Nestled within a shallow ravine on a spectacular two-hectare site overlooking the rocky windswept coastline of Ucluelet, the Pacific Rim Regional Museum reflects the rich history of the First Nation Coast Salish people, European pioneers and early Japanese-Canadian settlers. The three distinct groups united under the auspices of the Ucluelet & Area Historical Society to realize a shared dream to establish a museum that will chronicle and commemorate the unique history of the Pacific Rim Region.
The modular, prefabricated structure recalls indigenous native architecture, pioneer settlements and Japanese ordering systems. Program space includes exhibition space, a tea room, lounge, reception, storage space and an elevated boardwalk that winds through the landscape.
Sustainable strategies include building orientation, solar shading, geothermal heating, supplemental wind-generated electrical power and collection of rainwater.