Human Rights Museum Wins Design Awards

By Sarah Klein

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is being presented with design awards from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction’s Ontario division.

The museum will receive two CISC Ontario Steel Design Awards of Excellence during a presentation on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the “projects constructed outside of Ontario” category.

The event will celebrate the museum’s unique role as a national hub for human rights education and highlight the collaboration between the general contractor, designers, consultants and sub-trades.

More than 5,400 tonnes of steel was used in building the CMHR, the same weight as 27 train locomotives.

A ceremony is planned on the west end of the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge, followed by reception at Chez Sophie Restaurant on the bridge.

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