Legislative Building of Nunavut

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Legislative Building of Nunavut
Leg Building Iqaluit 2000-08-27.jpg
General information
Architectural stylePostmodern/Inuktituk Qaggip (meeting place)
Town or cityIqaluit
Construction started1998
ClientGovernment of Nunavut
Design and construction
ArchitectArcop Group, Full Circle Architecture
EngineerAD Williams

The Legislative Building of Nunavut was built between 1998 and 1999, and became the home of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in 1999. It is located in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

The building was built by Arcop Group, Full Circle Architecture, and Engineers AD Williams for the Nunavut Construction Corporation. Designated Building # 926, it is a three storey glass and wood structure with a two storey assembly hall.

The post-modern building also incorporates Inuktituk concept of meeting place or "Qaggiq".[1]

The lobby of the building opens to a two storey atrium. The mace of the Legislature is stored outside the assembly hall. Ground floor houses the offices of the MLAs and Speaker, whereas the Legislative staff, Office of the Premier and executive staff are located on the second floor.[2]

The Legislature's library is on the third floor.[2]

Remaining government departments are housed at Building 1088, Noble House.

Other government buildings[edit]

A list of other government buildings around Iqaluit:

  • Nunavut Justice Centre – a two storey, 2,613 square feet (242.8 m2) is built using steel, glass and concrete; home to the Nunavut Department of Justice and court house; completed in 2006 and located next to the Nunavut Arctic College and City of Iqaluit Town Hall
  • Government of Canada Buildings – located across the street from the Legislature
  • W.G. Brown Building/Astro Hill Complex – mixed development with commercial and government offices (Liquor Licenses, Income Support, Informatics Planning & Service, Capital Planning, Procurements & Contract Service, Legal Registries)


  1. ^ http://www.arcop.com/flash.php?lang=en
  2. ^ a b "Nunatsiaq News". Nunatsiaqonline.ca. Retrieved 2011-09-22.

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Coordinates: 63°45′01″N 068°31′23″W / 63.75028°N 68.52306°W / 63.75028; -68.52306 (Legislative Building of Nunavut)