Construction progress on the Parks Canada Collections and Curatorial Centre (PCCC) project, a collaboration between Moriyama Teshima Architects and NFOE Inc., has recently seen some exciting advancements!
The vertical storage system, which will hold and protect approximately 26 million historical and archeological objects, is nearly completely installed. Designed specifically for the PCCC with the expertise of Parks Canada’s collection specialists, there are several different types of storage for the varying kinds and sizes of artifacts. Examples include textiles and fabric storage units, heavy duty racks for furniture, stainless steel racks for cool storage, an entire room for documentation storage, as well as display cases, art racks, cubbies, and slot inserts – all of which can be customized to the clients’ needs and are designed to meet seismic zone requirements.
Currently under construction in Gatineau, Quebec, the new facility will not only provide modern climate control and protection, but also feature a highly intuitive and engaging storage that will ensure the easy retrieval of artifacts, and thus enhance the accessibility of the collection under the care of Parks Canada for all Canadians.