Address: The Forks
Status: In Process
Size: Space 200k sq ft. Height 100 metres
Launched in April 2003 by the late Izzy Asper, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has come a long way in a short period.
In 2004-5 an international design competition was held and American architect Antoine Predock was chosen to design the facility.
By March 2008 the Canadian Museum for Human Rights became a Crown Corporation. The facility will be one of 5 national museums, the first one since 1967 and the first located outside the National Capital Region. (UPDATE: Pier 21 in Halifax became a national museum in Spring 2010 so this will be the second museum outside of Ottawa).
The official groundbreaking took place in December 2008 and construction began in Spring 2009. The expected completion date is Spring 2012.
PM joins groundbreaking ceremony of CMHR - News Release
Architectural Digest (Video): Anotine Predock
Latest renderings of CMHR Winnipeg Free Press