Canadian Consulting Engineer

Architectural Drama Comes To Winnipeg

After years of delay, construction is in progress at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg. The $265- million institution is the first national museum to be built outside Ottawa.

May 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

After years of delay, construction is in progress at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg. The $265- million institution is the first national museum to be built outside Ottawa.

Like other recently completed cultural buildings in Canada, the Winnipeg structure is designed by an international star architect and has a dramatic architectural form.

It is located at the historic Forks area and has been designed by Antoine Predock as a “Tower of Hope” at 1,000 metres, with a surrounding “Cloud” at 50 metres.

Halcrow Yolles is the structural engineer, Mulvey & Banani is electrical engineer, and TMP is mechanical engineer. The 24,500-m2 structure is to be completed by 2012.

Originally conceived and promoted by the Asper Foundation, the museum is to be a centre of learning where people can “engage in discussion and commit to taking action against hate and oppression.”


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