RAMWC has a New Look and is Ready for Take-off in 2022!
Reich&Petch is excited to announce the near completion of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada! RAMWC is transforming, and we are thrilled to be a part of it!
R&P has had a long relationship with the museum (beginning in 2005), leading the early facility and exhibition planning through multiple phases. In 2017, R&P was asked to lead the architectural team, in collaboration with local architects Architecture 49, in developing the building design for the new museum. R&P is also thrilled to be designing the new exhibition installations. The new museum will focus on compelling stories of the adventure, innovation, and legacy of Western and Northern Canada’s bush flying and aviation heritage through beautifully restored aircraft, complemented by engaging environmental vignettes.
The new 86,000-square-foot facility, completed in August 2021, is set on a prominent site adjacent to the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The new building has an aerodynamic façade inspired by the streamlined qualities of an aircraft wing. The new museum provides expansive views of the collection and adjacent airport runways as well as an outdoor aviation plaza to showcase visiting aircraft and to hold special events.
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada has recently announced its intention to commemorate Indigenous People’s legacies and contributions to Western and Northern Canada’s aviation history through a call for artists from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. This exciting initiative will produce a prominent work at the entry point of the facility, ensuring an intention for representation that is inclusive of our rich and diverse cultural heritage.
For more information, check out the project description on our recently refreshed website: /projects/royal-aviation-museum-of-western-canada/
Or, review project coverage in the Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/rebuild-it-and-they-will-come-573785172.html
To learn more about Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, please take a moment to visit its website: www.royalaviationmuseum.com