26 Jan '16, 9am

Green-roofed Canadian Canoe Museum will house the world’s largest collection of canoes and kayaks in Ontario: ...

Green-roofed Canadian Canoe Museum will house the world’s largest collection of canoes and kayaks in Ontario: ...

Located downstream of the historic Peterborough Lift Lock, the 7,500-square-meter Canadian Canoe Museum overlooks the canal and surrounding forest through glazed walls that wrap around the entire building. “The design works organically with the land rather than overwhelming it,” said Heneghan Peng Architects. “The museum embraces aboriginal wisdom to live and build lightly on the land.” The museum’s curvaceous shape takes cues from the riverine landscape and is partly sunken into the ground to protect its collection of canoes and kayaks, some of which dates back to the 18th century.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-canadian-canoe-museum-w...

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