Location: Chinki, AB
Type: Multi-Family Development
On August 21st, 2012, long-time patrons were saddened to hear that their well-loved restaurant had been consumed by ﬁ re. Being a high proﬁle site along the Trans-Canada Highway, the Chiniki Band Council sought to immediatedly redevelop the facility, enhancing its services while holding to the character of the iconic landmark.The octagonal concept was proposed by the developer, Tim Davidson. The 360-degree dining room affords the customers exceptional Rocky Mountain views while maximizing the beautiful ambiance of the foothills. The site allowed for a walk-out basement design which provided the needed frontage for the gas bar’s convenience store and gift shop. The addition of a modern grocery store makes the new Chinki Village a full service stop. The timber, log and rundlestone reﬂect the Canadiana style as well as the vernacular of the Stoney Nakoda Nation. The timeless structure is designed to be ﬁ re resistant; the interior speciﬁcations are for highly durable ﬁnishes. The new Chiniki Village is a well received solution for the future of the site. The design embraces the challenge of applying a rustic feel to modern commercial facility and the bold rooﬂine serves to maximize its visibility from the highway. The new Chiniki Village will continue to draw trafﬁc with its unique products and services.