Vision of Wanuskewin Heritage Park renewal unveiled

Here is a look at some of the renderings of the expansion and renovations underway at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Wanuskewin Heritage Park / Supplied

A glimpse of Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s future vision was unveiled on Thursday.

Renderings of the building expansion, new exhibit galleries and a playground were released to the public.

In February 2017, Wanuskewin launched a $40-million campaign to fund a bold renewal.

Construction began following planning and consultation with the same firms that originally designed the interpretive centre at the park.

“Wanuskewin is thrilled to welcome the principle design firms back to the site: aodbt architecture + interior design, AldrichPears Associates, Crosby Hanna and Associates and our construction manager, Quorex,” project manager Karen Hunter said in a press release.

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“It is rare that an architect or designer has the opportunity to work on a significant building and then come back to it 25 years later for a renovation and expansion.”

The renewal includes the return of a herd of bison to the land. Plans for a new bison viewing area are in progress.

Wanuskewin, located five kilometers north of Saskatoon, will remain open to the public during the renewal; however, sections of the site may be closed off at various times.

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