Canadian Museum for Human Rights Time-Lapse

23. September 2014
Photo: Aaron Cohen/CMHR-MCDP
On September 19 the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, designed by Antoine Predock, opened its doors in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here we present a time-lapse film of the building's three-year construction.
The museum The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) bills itself as "the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights," with the aim of "engag[ing] Canadians and our international visitors in an immersive, interactive experience that offers both the inspiration and tools to make a difference in the lives of others." Predock describes the building: "Carved into the earth and dissolving into the sky on the Winnipeg horizon, the abstract ephemeral wings of a white dove embrace a mythic stone mountain of 450 million year old Tyndall limestone in the creation of a unifying and timeless landmark for all nations and cultures of the world." The exterior form culminates in the "Tower of Hope," which also offers visitors ascending the tower panoramic views of the city, sky and horizon.

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