Ottawa, ON
Canadian War Museum

With its spectacular location beside the Ottawa River and its stunning architectural design, the Canadian War Museum is a military history museum of international stature. A remarkable tribute to the nation’s finest men and women who sacrificed for our freedom is presented in this museum – a brave and symbolic expression in architecture.

Our Role

Design-assist, connection design, detailing, fabrication and installation of 570 tons of highly complex Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel.

Facts & Figures

  • Steel tonnage: 600 tons

Perspectives

Architects

The ‘regenerative’ concept is accommodated through the exposed finish elements of uniquely shaped steel.

Structural Engineers

The Regeneration Hall framing – providing an open view with a very tall, narrow, and long tower without transverse structural elements to tie things together – presented a challenge to build and assemble with stability.

The exhibit hall features large 3D cantilevering, edge trusses accommodating MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) components.

Location

Canadian War Museum 1 Vimy Place Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8