The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the realization of a dream of the late Israel Asper, OC, OM, QC, LLD, a philanthropist and founder of CanWest Global Communications Corp. As a proud and grateful Canadian, Asper wanted to create a place where Canadians, and especially young Canadians, could learn about human rights and the importance of protecting these rights. The Museum can be seen as the culmination of his life’s achievements. Courtesy of humanrights.ca
Arconas is proud to have be chosen to be part of this prestigious project. « We are thrilled to install our lounge seating lines in the great hall, public corridors and respite areas on the seven winding floors of this architectural wonder », says Tom Enns, Arconas’ Winnipeg Sales Representative. Seating lines chosen for the museum — Connex, Bernu Wood Bench, and Setz — are product lines that have help build Arconas’ stronghold in the public seating realm.
The museum was designed by Antoine Predock, a New Mexico based architect and recent recipient of an honorary fellowship from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. It took ten years for Antoine and his team to plan and build this architectural wonder, which he is most proud of and humbled by the recognition he has received for it. « Predock said the alabaster labyrinth leading to the Tower of Hope is his favourite part of the building. » Source CBCNews
The museum has become a striking landmark in the Winnipeg skyline with unique architectural elements such as glowing white alabaster ramps, the 100-metre Tower of Hope, and the interior Garden of Contemplation. Source CBCNews.