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"All of the short-listed submissions were beautiful and thoughtful. Each of the teams came to the interview table with amazing energy and passion for the Canadian Canoe Museum. Ultimately, the jury awarded the heneghan peng architects/Kearns Mancini scheme for exemplifying the lightness and sublime functionality of the canoe. The museum design breaks with ego-driven architecture to offer a gentle, organic space that poetically winds its way along the Trent-Severn. No matter where you are inside the museum or outside standing on its roof, you will always be able to see the water, and a canoe waiting to be paddled by you. I can't wait to see this museum built. It's going to change the way we think about architecture, place making and the canoe - a true icon of design"


Lisa Rochon, Chair, Canadian Canoe Museum Selection Committee


Public presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_K7--i0hSg#t=1949

University of Greenwich: Library and Academic Building

Greenwich, London, UK

The new library and School of Architecture and Construction is located along an approach from Greenwich Town to Greenwich Park¹ within the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The site, which is currently derelict, is within an urban fabric of terraced building which suggested a fine-grained approach. 

Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre

Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway lies in Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast World Heritage Site, a landscape of cliffs formed by hexagonal basalt stones, agricultural landscapes and cliffside walks. Utilising the large difference in level across the site, two folds are created in the landscape. One, extending the line of the ridge, accommodates the building. The second, extending the level of the road, screens the car park from view.

London Olympics 2012: Central Park Bridges [F06]

Two permanent bridges are linked by a narrow diagonal span over Carpenters Lock at the centre of the Olympic Park. During the Olympics a central temporary infill between the bridges accommodates the crowds. In the legacy park, two bowls are created on either side of the lock linking the upper park concourse with the lower level of towpaths and waterways.

National Gallery of Ireland

Extension and Refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland.

The Grand Egyptian Museum

The site for the Grand Egyptian Museum is located at the edge of the first desert plateau between the pyramids and Cairo. It is defined by a 50m level difference, created as the Nile carves its way through the desert to the Mediterranean, a geological condition that has shaped Egypt for over 3,000 years. 

Pavilion of Ireland | Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

The Pavilion of Ireland is located at the end of the Artiglierie in the Arsenale; it is composed of a bench for resting & its structural moment diagram as a series of wall drawings.

Klassik Stiftung Weimar

This art depot and conservation centre accommodates artefacts managed by the “Klassik Stiftung Weimar”. The building is conceived of as a collection of storage boxes, a workshop box to the front, a central raised circulation / servicing box and a large storage box. 

Victoria & Albert: Exhibition Road

heneghen peng architects were short-listed for V&A’s prestigious Exhibition Road Project. The brief describes the unlocking of two voids at two scales, the courtyard above and the temporary exhibition below.

Victoria & Albert Museum: Exhibition Road Galleries Design Study

Invited to present concept designs for a hypothetical redevelopment of the V&Aʼs Boilerhouse Yard. The designs, comprising architectural models and plans are asked to respond to a brief to create temporary exhibition space below ground and a courtyard at street level off Exhibition Road.

Arabsat Headquarters

The Arabsat headquarters is located within Riyadhʼs diplomatic quarter, an area regulated by strict urban design guidelines. The building reaches out to hold the siteʼs three primary corners, 3 points defined by the guidelines and then curves inwards to make gardens sheltered by the building.

Áras Chill Dara

Áras Chill Dara is the administrative headquarters of Co. Kildare. This project is formed around the civic garden which slowly inclines from the street to the building entrance, its sloped surface making the deep garden visible from the street.


The Mittelrheinbruecke is located in the World heritage site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The design takes a simple approach, create a structure as low, as horizontal and as thin as possible in order to minimise the visual impact.

London Olympic 2012: Southpark Legacy Masterplan

One Edge / Two Levels / Three Worlds 

Neues Bauhaus Museum Weimar

The new Bauhaus Museum Weimar is located at the intersection of multiple urban conditions: a new urban square that is orientated towards the town centre, the Weimarhallenpark, the Gauforum Exhibition Hall and Offices and the Wilhelminian blocks in the north.

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Headquarters

The location of the site at the juncture of the Phoenix Park and the City is the critical generating moment for this project. In this project Nature-Park/Civilization-City is thought of as a fluid boundary. The distinction between park and building is blurred- the park continues onto the building - the building slides into the park.


An ideas competition in 1997 to design a football stadium at Santa Monica State beach in order to entice football teams back to LA — which had been deserted by two football teams over the previous two years.

Quellos Fitout

Office fitout for an asset management firm. The design integrates daylight, artificial light & the reflectivity of surfaces, both vertical & horizontal within the space to create the working environment.

Munch Museum & Stenersen Collections

The Museum is developed as a series of islands that extends from the land; rather than considering the Munch | Stenersen Museum as a waterside building that overlooks the Oslofjord, the Museum becomes a micro-cosm of the jagged Norwegian coastline.



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