By Sarah Klein
WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has been recognized by the Engineering-News Record with the 2014 Global Best Project Award.
The museum won in the cultural category, and is the first large-scale project in Canada to use 3D modeling as part of a virtual design and construction (VDC) approach across all consultant and contractor groups.
ENR singled out the museum’s contractor, PCL Construction, for using VDC to successfully coordinate the project efforts of approximately 40 companies across Canada, the United States, and Germany.
“This new national museum is the kind of project that comes along once in a generation,” said CMHR president and CEO Stuart Murray. “We were not merely constructing a building, but creating a work of architectural art that stands as a showpiece and testament to human rights.”
This year’s 20 top projects from around the world will be celebrated at the Global Best Projects Awards dinner in New York on May 13.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will open its doors on September 20.