RIDEAU HALL, VISITOR RECEPTION CENTER (1996-97)

11 RIDEAU GATE

The Visitor Reception Center was rehabilitated to welcome a maximum of 40 people. 11 Rideau Gate, rehabilitated into a Visitor Reception Center; a new public washrooms addition (to the left of the image) was built to integrate with the existing architecture.

His Excellency Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada and Mr. Marcel Beaudry, President of the NCC officially opened the new visitor reception center on May 15, 1997.

This project is a modest intervention but one which was done with a great deal of attention to details. It is a warm and welcoming space that functions efficiently for a group of 40 visitors.

Exhibition room during rehabilitation work Exhibit room being fitted with new exhibit

The interpretation area and the retail space are housed in only one hundred square meters on the ground floor. The rooms on the first floor were renovated to accommodate staff and administrative functions.

The project which involved the participation of consultants, staff from the NCC and the Office of the Secretary of the Governor General, was completed within a very tight schedule of seven and a half months and with great teamwork. Building rehabilitation costs were $115,000 and exhibit fabrication costs were $144,000.

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11 Rideau Gate

11 Rideau Gate - 1996

11 Rideau Gate - 1996

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1996

11 Rideau Gate - 1996

11 Rideau Gate - 1996

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

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11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1997

11 Rideau Gate - 1999

11 Rideau Gate - 1999

11 Rideau Gate - 1999

11 Rideau Gate - 2009

11 Rideau Gate - 2015

11 Rideau Gate - 2015