An international design competition has been launched for a new £12.5 million Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough
The project will create a new 7,150m² home for the prestigious not-for-profit museum next to the Canadian city’s historic lift lock.
Founded in 1957, the Canadian Canoe Museum currently hosts around 100 canoes and kayaks inside a 1980s building and former warehouses in an industrial district nearby.
The new museum will replace an existing 1980s visitor centre on a 7,500m² site next to the landmark hydraulic boat lift on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
The facility – expected to receive around 60,000 visitors in its first year – will include permanent galleries, an outdoor terrace, a conference venue, restaurant, bar, café and artisan workshops.
A new canal basin and boat house will also be created to support seasonal water-based learning and recreational activities.
Up to five shortlisted teams will receive a fixed fee to work up concept designs following a pre-qualification round.
International teams will be invited to partner with a local Canadian firm during the competition’s second stage.
The winner – set to be announced in September – will receive the building commission.
The deadline for requests to participate is 30 March.
How to apply
Visit the competition website for more information