We are proud to announce that Kearns Mancini Architects, with Heneghan Peng Architects, have been selected to design the Canadian Canoe Museum! In the museum’s press-release, Lisa Rochon, Chair of the Canadian Canoe Museum Selection Committee, commented:
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.