Six teams have been shortlisted for a chance to design the new Canadian Canoe Museum, as part of its relocation to the Parks Canada Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway in southern Ontario. Selected from 90 international submissions, the competing teams are now expected to refine their ideas before presenting them to the public. A winner will be announced in the Fall.
The complete shortlist, after the break...
- Kohn Pederson Fox of New York City
- Heneghan Peng Architects of Dublin
- Bing Thom Architects of Vancouver and Lett Architects of Peterborough
- Provencher_Roy of Montreal and NORR of Toronto
- Patkau Architects of Vancouver and Brook McIlroy of Toronto
- 5468796 Architecture Inc. of Winnipeg
"The new Canadian Canoe Museum at this location will consolidate two of the most significant tourism and recreation destinations in the region and offer enhanced opportunities for Canadian families, including the opportunity to better explore the canoe’s starring role in Canada’s history, and to enjoy the diverse water-related programming and associated activities that can be offered by relocating to this historic location. This initiative represents the potential fulfillment of a long-cherished aspiration for the Canoe Museum – the relocation to a new water-based site that will enable wider and more extensive programming," reports the Canadian Architect.