First Nations across North America have embraced Sprung Structures for a wide range of building projects due in part to a quick speed of delivery and construction combined with lower overall building costs. The large clear-span interiors, energy efficient insulation and wide range of accessory options create dynamic, highly functional facilities that can be re-purposed many times over and last many years to come. Minimal foundation requirements mean there’s a smaller environmental footprint than traditional building methods and our structures can be moved or re-positioned with relative ease.
Sprung has worked with First Nations communities on many projects, ranging from multi-purpose recreation facilities such as the Blood Tribe in Stand Off, Alberta, to casinos such as Fire Rock Casino, New Mexico and the Point Casino in Puget Sound, Washington State, to pavilion structures and teepee shelters for pow wow events such as Enoch Cree Nation in Edmonton, Alberta.
Sprung offers vibrant membrane colors and customs graphic designs that have proven to be a great advantage for the First Nations Building projects. For the Enoch Cree Nation pow wow structures, Sprung was able to use the tribal colors of white and Salem blue to customize a special pavilion building, designed as a large teepee building. Using earth anchoring, the Enoch Cree Nation was able to experience a unique pow wow, as they were able to celebrate on the grass, yet stay protected from the elements.