Canadian Canoe Museum has selected six architects to take part in a competition to develop design concepts for the new museum at Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario.

Kohn Pederson Fox from New York in the US, Heneghan Peng Architects from Dublin in Ireland, a team consisting of Bing Thom Architects from Vancouver, and Lett Architects of Peterborough have been selected in the second stage of the competition.

The other three teams are from Provencher_Roy of Montreal and NORR of Toronto, Patkau Architects of Vancouver and Brook McIlroy of Toronto, and 5468796 Architecture of Winnipeg.

"I’m looking forward to being able to share these designs…and for the opportunity for community input into the museum’s selection process."

Canadian Canoe Museum executive director Richard Tucker said: "I’m looking forward to being able to share these designs in the fall with the stakeholders and community, and for the opportunity for community input into the museum’s selection process."

The competition was initiated in February this year when the museum issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for architects worldwide, to provide design services for the new facility, reported

The museum received more than 90 submissions from firms across North America, Europe and Asia. Shortlisted teams are expected to make design presentations to various project stakeholders and at a public open house.

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Canadian Canoe Museum is appointing a separate committee to chose the winning design, and the announcement is anticipated to be late in the year.

A locally licensed architect will also be a part of the final design team, in collaboration with the competition winner