May 10, 2004
by Canadian Architect
The three architectural firms selected by the Architectural Review Committee in Stage 3 of the International Architectural Design Competition for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights are: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Antoine Predock Architect, and Dan Hanganu Architects & The Arcop Group. Each of the three finalists will receive CA$100,000, and were chosen through an interview process by the Architectural Review Committee from eight firms. Gail Asper, Chair of the Capital Campaign for Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and member of the Architectural Review Committee commented, "Selecting three finalists from the extraordinary eight that reached Stage 2 of the International Architectural Design Competition was extremely difficult. All eight designs were remarkable in their own unique way but the three finalists clearly possessed a vision that resonated with the Architectural Review Committee. Members of the Committee are very excited as one of these magnificent designs will soon be chosen as the winner of this incredible competition." The vision of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is to create a distinctive architecturally exceptional museum that will help to eliminate intolerance through recognition of human rights as the foundation for human equality, dignity and freedom worldwide.