Taming the wild architecture—especially with many subcontractors inexperienced with this type of project and unfamiliar with building information modeling—stands as the most difficult dimension of the job. But the most novel aspect of the Government of Canada project, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was not about the irregular form; rather, it was related to the museum’s compelling subject matter: human rights.
The client wanted assurances that all contractors would perform due diligence in the sourcing of materials, to ensure compliance with human- and labor-rights principles. Museum investigations of human-rights issues related to supplier bids focused on ensuring that current practices of supplier companies aligned with human-rights principles.
Photo: Jessica Sigurdson / Canadian Museum of Human Rights