MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION
A landscape of civilized proportions grounded in the nation's capital.
The Museum of Civilization’s design process was guided by inspiration from art and the beauty of Canada's many landscapes, and included evolved physical forms that were abstracted from nature and the local Ottawa river corridor. The resultant design is a living system of integrated spaces that functions ecologically and serves as a natural flood plain zone.
The integration of architecture and landscape architecture is seamless, allowing for a range of spaces from the multi-functional, to the more intimate and contemplative, to those suited to passive recreation. The connections to the natural environment, pedestrian systems and to landmark places in the Capital were crucial to the overall master plan.
LANDinc Senior Principal Walter Kehm lead the team with EDA.
Ottawa, ON, Canada