Friday, June 5, 2009

The Forks - Canadian Museum for Human RIghts

Project: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Address: The Forks
Website: CMHR
Status: In Process
Size: Space 200k sq ft. Height 100 metres
Cost: $265m

Background

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.

Related:
Architectural Digest (Video): Anotine Predock
Predock.com Architecture
May 2009:
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
February 2010:
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April 2010:
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June 2010:
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August 2010:
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Canadian Museum for Human Rights 
Update:
Latest renderings of CMHR Winnipeg Free Press

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