Canadian Museum of Human's Rights (Winnipeg), 2004
International architecture competition, finalist
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, an institution linked to its setting in the city “the Forks”, creates a monumental iconic presence through the idea of museum as urban space and its integration within the landscape.

The building, a monumental inclined plane that “passes over” the site, mediates the surrounding park spaces and synthesizes the project components, expressing the notion of connection. The preferred progression through the sequentially organized galleries is characterized by discovery, ascension from darkness to light and spatial events linked to spatial uses. A central element within the building, the Tipi, references regional and national aboriginal cultures and is a universal symbol of hope. A glazed circulation core provides access to all gallery levels and the winter garden. Its structure creates a multi-storey animated transparent façades showcasing projections and digital imagery enriching the city.

The administration and programme spaces are organized in three volumes facing the park. The fragmentation of the building along this edge provides multiple transparencies and access points.
22 500 m2
$82 Millions
Asper Fondation
Project in collaboration with Arcop