Hinton Town Hall and Government Centre leverages its central location and takes advantage of the site’s spectacular views and dramatic landscape.

When Hinton’s former Town Hall was lost to a fire, the community banded together in extensive community consultation, offering support, constructive criticism and input to the design team. The resulting building is now the heart of the community, housing Council chambers as well as flexible office spaces for staff.

The project was enrolled in the C-2000 programme for sustainable building design, which can be considered as a precursor to today’s LEED® program.

Local materials lend a warm ambiance to the space, while the structure’s carefully considered orientation optimizes energy consumption as well as views from the community’s well-loved central gathering space.

Scope: New Construction
Completion: 2001
Size (m2): 3,050
Location: Hinton, Alberta