Museum of Nature


Museum of Nature

Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa is a fascinating example of marrying old and new construction technologies. The original building was built in the early 1900’s while the new structural glass addition uses technology that represents the cutting edge of point-fixed glazing design, in fact, the triple-glazed, cable supported wall system was the first of its kind in North America.

Designed and fabricated with the support of partners from both the United States and United Kingdom, the Queen’s Lantern (as it was re-christened after Queen Elizabeth visited the site) adds an unexpected modern twist to a classic example of Ottawa architecture.