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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Winnipeg, Manitoba (with Antoine Predock - Design Architect)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights was conceived of to enhance the understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue. Designed to elicit specific emotional responses on the journey to enlightenment, the building creates a spiritual backdrop for the stories that are represented in the exhibits. The irregular form and non-traditional use of materials such as concrete, basalt stone, alabaster and limestone work in harmony to create not only visual interest but a primal and timeless sense of place.

The design concept created by Antoine Predock was arguably the most geometrically and spatially unique structures we have ever worked on. Realizing this building involved a multi-disciplinary approach of rare magnitude in the Canadian design world. Grant Van Iderstine, Project Architect

Creating this world-class showpiece of architecture and construction presented unparalleled challenges. The complex nature of the building form - an intricate integration of concrete, steel and glass - pushed the boundaries of the conventional design process, application technologies, and construction delivery. The use of technologies including 3D modeling will forever change the way complex projects are designed, managed and built.

As Executive Architect Architecture49 worked closely with the Design Architect, Antoine Predock, to translate design intent into the technical plans and details required for construction.