Montreal Holocaust Museum project reveals winning design
The $90-million project is set to open in 2025
A rendering shows the winning design of the new Montreal Holocaust Museum. – Montreal Holocaust Museum
- The design was created by KPMB Architects + Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker Architecture.
- The museum explained that the new facility will allow them to do more educational programs.
- Crews are expected to break ground in late 2023.
The Montreal Holocaust Museum (MHM) has unveiled the design of its new downtown building.
Designed by KPMB Architects + Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker Architecture, the facility is set to open in 2025. The team was chosen through an international architectural competition.
The museum stated that the design was based on the pillars of memory, education, and community. The facility will feature multiple exhibition spaces, classrooms, an auditorium, a memorial garden, and a dedicated survivor testimony room. Construction on the new Museum will begin in the fall of 2023.
The MHM explained that it is moving from its current Cote-des-Neiges location in response to growing demand for its educational programs about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights. The group said that in light of rising racism, antisemitism, and discrimination, the new MHM will have a broader impact in galvanizing communities throughout Quebec and Canada to fight all forms of hatred and persecution.
The Museum’s Give Voice fundraising campaign has raised $85 million of the $90 million project with contributions from Heritage Canada ($20 million), the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec ($20 million), the city of Montreal ($1.5 million), the Azrieli Foundation ($15 million) and numerous private donors.
“We are delighted to share the designs of our new Museum which will be an important space of learning, action, and coming together,” said Daniel Amar, executive director of the MHM. “The brilliant design succeeded in creating a space of powerful architecture that remains respectful and sensitive to the difficult history of the Holocaust and its human rights legacy that will be transmitted within its walls. While we eagerly await our opening on Blvd. St-Laurent, we invite everyone to get involved today and Give Voice to help support their new Montreal Holocaust Museum.”