Canadian Canoe Museum a Lesson in Building with the Landscape
Starting with a collection from the late Professor Kirk Wipper in 1997, the Canadian Canoe Museum has more than 600 canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. With award winning architecture, the new facility will be located beside thePeterborough Lift LockNational Historic Site.
February 8, 2016
Snaking along a side of the Trent-Severn Canal in Peterborough, Ontario, the low-slung, green-roofed building by Heneghan Peng Architects, with Kearns Mancini Architects, will connect to the water.
In January, Dublin’s Heneghan Peng Architects, working with Toronto firm Kearns Mancini Architects, unveiled their plans for the future home of the Canadian Canoe Museum – a landscape-hugging building that snakes along a canal in Peterborough, Ontario. On its completion in 2020, the Canadian Canoe Museum will hold the world’s largest collection of canoes and kayaks, adding to the significance of the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site. The concept, selected by a two-stage international competition, will replace the current museum’s home in a warehouse-like structure on a nondescript service plaza.
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