We are proud to announce that Heneghan Peng Architects and Kearns Mancini Architects have been selected to design the Canadian Canoe Museum, with Foggy River Farm Design as the Landscape Architect on the project team. In the museum's press-release, Lisa Rochon, Chair of the Canadian Canoe Museum Selection Committee, commented:
All of the short-listed submissions were beautiful and thoughtful. Each of the teams came to the interview table with amazing energy and passion for the Canadian Canoe Museum. Ultimately, the jury awarded the heneghan peng/Kearns Mancini scheme for exemplifying the lightness and sublime functionality of the canoe. The museum design breaks with ego-driven architecture to offer a gentle, organic space that poetically winds its way along the Trent-Severn. No matter where you are inside the museum or outside standing on its roof, you will always be able to see the water, and a canoe waiting to be paddled by you. I can’t wait to see this museum built. It’s going to change the way we think about architecture, place making and the canoe - a true icon of design.