Oskana Centre is a community correctional centre designed to help federal inmates transition back into society. The facility is situated on a main thoroughfare in a light industrial area on the edge of downtown Regina. The building materials were chosen to fit into this context without creating an overtly institutional or industrial appearance. The breaking up of the building mass into smaller, residential scale blocks further aids in creating a home-like environment.
The building construction integrates secure institution life safety components and cutting-edge security technology without compromising architectural integrity. The interior is focused on a large central skylight which bathes the interior with natural light. A warm, rich interior colour palette and liberal use of wood are intended to help de-institutionalize the experience of living and working in the building.
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