illuminated ramps receive acclaim at canadian museum for human rights
all images courtesy of alex fradkin




american architect antoine predock conceived the design for the ‘canadian museum for human rights’ as an epic journey through life. located in winnipeg, manitoba, canada, the structure combines elements of earth, air, and water as a fundamental representation of humankind and the world. the concept also included a series of illuminated alabaster-clad ramps which were created in collaboration with mulvey & banani lighting. each element leads guests further up the building, ending with panoramic views of the city in the ‘tower of hope’.

illuminated ramps canadian museum human rights antoine predockramp atrium




installed in a full-height atrium area, narrow beams of light backlight the stone pathways for a uniform illumination from bottom to top. as visitors cross each, it provides a few moments to collect thoughts and clear minds before entering the next gallery. the ‘canadian museum for human rights’ was completed in 2014 after more than a decade of design, development, and construction. 

luminaries are installed continuously in cavities on the sides


video courtesy of travel manitoba

illuminated ramps canadian museum human rights antoine predock‘canadian museum for human rights’



project info:


location: winnipeg, manitoba, canada
lighting design: mulvey + banani international inc.
architect: antoine predock
photographer: alex fradkin
LED manufacturer: lumenpulse
press: lili monette-crépô



designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: nick brink | designboom