The Canadian War Museum is located in Ottawa’s Lebreton Flats just West of the downtown core.
This project was undertaken as a Design-Build project requiring design reviews, modifications and updates during the construction process.
Most of the building structural components were designed to be architecturally exposed (concrete walls and floors, as well as structural steel framing). These elements included sloped reinforced concrete walls, up to 31° to the vertical and the Regeneration Hall with a high and slender open space with the structural steel framing having two directional slopes.
The museum is structurally complex with a multitude of sloping architecturally exposed reinforced concrete walls and a main lobby composed of two way post tensioned reinforced concrete beams for a column free space 27m wide. The exhibition space exceeds 5,700m2 , which includes mounted planes and operational military equipment (tanks up to 60 tones) on suspended slabs.
The Museum also includes underground parking, a library, classrooms, a theatre, a cafeteria, an art gallery, environmentally controlled storage areas, an artifact restoration facility, along with a green roof.