Canadian Human Rights Museum Irony

130Construction on the Canadian Human Rights Museum is to be complete in 2012. It’s a $320 million project, the large construction area of which is visible from downtown Winnipeg. The final, incomprehensible design promised is not easy to make out from its current state. The Canadian Human Rights Museum now looks suspiciously like a prison.

Maybe it’s just the guard towers. Why does a human rights museum need such vantage? If we dare to play with and decode the doublespeak, we find The Canadian Museum of Fascism or the Canadian Museum for Cruel Punishment. And so Winnipeggers worry-on. Let’s hope we see that weird Gehry ripoff sheathing up soon.


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