The team of Ledcor Construction, Dialog Design and Lundholm Associates Architects was selected following the evaluation of four proponents shortlisted for the project.
The new museum is expected to cost a total of CA$340 million (£217m) and is projected to open by 2015.
“This is the right design for our new museum,” said minister of infrastructure Ray Danyluk. “It truly expresses our province’s history, landscapes, and potential. The concept leaves no doubt that the Ledcor team understands Alberta, and Albertans. Like our province, our new museum will represent the best of what the world has to offer, celebrating our past, our present and our future.”
“This design for our new museum is contemporary and modern with a variety of shapes and textures, along with some familiar and much-loved ’touches’ from the past,” said Marla Daniels, president of the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society and a review panel member. “The exterior design takes advantage of the surrounding urban landscape. It makes a visual impact, addresses the streetscapes and reaches up to our big Alberta sky. It is a gathering place and invites you to come in and explore - from all directions.”