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Canadian Canoe Museum Pavilion Ontario

Buildings near Peterborough Lift Lock, Canada – design by Heneghan Peng Architects

26 Jan 2016

Canadian Canoe Museum, Ontario

Design: Heneghan Peng Architects with Kearns Mancini Architects

Location: bank of the Trent-Severn canal, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Canoe Museum Pavilion Ontario

Irish architecture studio Heneghan Peng Architects has unveiled its competition-winning design for the Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario, reports Dezeen.

Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario

The Dublin studio worked with Kearns Mancini Architects (Toronto) on the design of the serpentine structure on the bank of the Trent-Severn canal.

The CAD$45 million building will occupy the bank of the waterway below the Peterborough Lift Lock, a hydraulic boat lift built in the early 20th century.

The structure will be partially embedded in the ground to protect the world’s largest collection of canoes and kayaks – including a selection of 18th-century birch bark canoes and aboriginal artefacts – from strong sunlight.

Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario

Heneghan Peng Architects said, “The design works organically with the land rather than overwhelming it…the museum embraces aboriginal wisdom to live and build lightly on the land.”

The 7,500-sqm structure will also include a restaurant, workshops and event spaces. These spaces will offer views of the water through glazed walls to the south and east. There will be a generous two-acre green roof featuring an edible garden, native flowers and aboriginal planting including corn, beans and squash crops.

Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario

The building will include geothermal heating cooling systems, helping to offset energy consumption and achieve a LEED Gold sustainability certification. The project is scheduled to commence in 2017 and complete by 2020.

Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario

Renders : Luxigon

Canadian Canoe Museum in Ontario

Canadian Canoe Museum Pavilion Ontario – Building Information

Design architect: Heneghan Peng architects
Architect of record: Kearns Mancini Architects
Building services and structural engineers: Arup
Landscape architect: Foggy River Farm Design
Lighting design: Bartenbach
Food service planning and design: Kaizen
Exhibit design: Haley Sharpe, Reich + Petch

Heneghan Peng is led by architects Róisín Heneghan and Shih-Fu Peng. Past projects by the studio include the Giants’ Causeway visitor centre in Northern Ireland, pub-like offices for Airbnb in Dublin and a campus for the University of Greenwich’s architecture in London.
This article has been updated to amend the estimated cost of the project.


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