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In pictures: Heneghan Peng among Canadian Canoe Museum finalists

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Heneghan Peng Architects’ entry in the international design competition for a new £12.5 million Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario has been unveiled

Five shortlisted teams – which include KPF and Winnipeg’s 5468796 Architecture  presented their proposals during a public meeting on Wednesday night (23 September).

The full shortlist

  • Bing Thom Architects, Vancouver and Lett Architects, Peterborough
  • Heneghan Peng Architects, Dublin
  • Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), New York City
  • Provencher_Roy, Montreal and NORR, Toronto
  • 5468796 Architecture, Winnipeg

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.

More than 90 submissions from North America, Europe and Asia were received. The winner – set to be announced in the autumn – will receive around £5,000 and the design commission.

It is understood a team led by Vancouver-based Patkau Architects, which had been shortlisted for the job in May, dropped out of the race during the summer.




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