The Museum in Detail

The iconic building for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is currently under construction at the Forks in Winnipeg, MB. The Forks is a national historic site where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet. It has served as a meeting place for thousands of years, where people have come to trade and resolve disputes peacefully.

The CMHR is an innovative and complex structure that utilizes the most up-to-date building technology in its construction. The unique shape of the building requires a unique strategy for construction.

The CMHR combines stone and glass to create an iconic structure inspired by the Canadian landscape. The Museum’s awe-inspiring design incorporates Tyndall stone and a large glazed glass super-structure.

The CMHR is not only a unique building, but also aims to be a sustainable building. The Museum is striving for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified Silver designation when completed.

 An aerial picture of downtown Winnipeg with a computer generated image of the new Museum fully built. A river winds its way through the picture.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the forks of the historic Red and Assiniboine Rivers.