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Canadien Museum Of Human Rights
Canadien Museum Of Human Rights
Canadien Museum Of Human Rights
Canadien Museum Of Human Rights

Location: Winnepeg, Canada

Project Work Status: Competition Projects

This museum, an entry in an international competition, is a recall of the Hindustan Lever Pavilion (Delhi, 1961). The epic struggle for Human Rights generates the architectural form - not only i the exterior massing, but also in the powerful and primordial spaces that lie within. Beyond the Brest Hall, are located the 4 Theme Pavilions, grouped around the Garden of Contemplation, in a manner which allows visitors to experience these pavilions i the order they prefer.

As one goes through the exhibits, the floor levels of the pavilions are successively raised, symbolizing the gradual ascent of humankind through the centuries. The final release comes at the highest level, as one enters the Garden of Contemplation, with the daylight streaming through the glass roof above - bringing with it the crucial element of hope so essential to the journey.
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