In formal terms, a canoe is the perfect expression of its functionality. Its form is simple; its function, evident. We imagined a museum that would embody these very qualities. Positioned obliquely to the canal, the new Canadian Canoe Museum fosters a connection between the visitor and the water. Articulated into three pavilions with simple shell designs, the program is woven into the landscape, guiding visitors from the land towards the water in a spatial and sensory experience. Similar in form yet distinct in function, the pavilions are named: Archive, Exhibit and Collective.
Open to the lift lock, the Collective pavilion helps animate the site. The café and multipurpose rooms, adjacent to the Trent-Severn Waterway Centre, provide a direct view of the lift lock. The Archive pavilion is dedicated to museum functions and houses the Museum’s warehouse and administrative offices. The heart of the Museum is the Exhibit pavilion, with its three distinct spaces: permanent exhibit, temporary exhibit, and black box.
Le musée canadien du canot
8 000 m²
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