“The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is rooted in humanity, making visible in the architecture the fundamental commonality of humankind—a symbolic apparition of ice, clouds, and stone set in a field of sweet grass. Carved into the earth and dissolving into the sky on the Winnipeg horizon, the abstract ephemeral wings of a white dove embrace a mythic stone mountain of 450-million-year-old Tyndall limestone in the creation of a unifying and timeless landmark for all nations and cultures of the world.”
CMHR: By the Numbers
9: years from architectural inception to project completion (2004 to 2013—contract documents began in December 2008)
44: months for structural construction (April 2009 to December 2012)
20: months between the start of caissons construction and concrete topping off (April 2009 to November 2010)
16: months for structural steel erection (July 2010 to November 2011)
350,000,000: approximate construction cost in dollars
50: height, in metres, to the top of the Cloud Roof
100: height, in metres, to the top of Tower of Hope
24,500: area, in square metres, of total floor space
4500: area, in square metres, of exhibition space
5100: metric tonnes of structural steel
18,000: cubic metres of concrete
800: metres of pedestrian ramps
4000: metres of masonry shelf angles
6000: concrete fasteners
2500: embedded plates
2300: concrete insert tie-ins
Design architect: Antoine Predock Architect
Executive architect: Smith Carter
Structural engineer: Yolles, A CH2M HILL Company
Mechanical engineer: The Mitchell Partnership Inc.
Electrical engineer: Mulvey+Banani International Inc.
Exhibit designer: Ralph Applebaum Associates
Construction manager: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Steel fabricator: Walters Inc.
Glazing supplier: Josef Gartner GmbH
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