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The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal Royal Ontario Museum
Ph.: © Gardin & Mazzoli

The Lee-Chin Crystal ROM

Toronto, ON | Canada
Business Area
Exteriors
Brand
Permasteelisa, Gartner
StatusCompleted
ARCHITECTUREStudio Daniel Libeskind
A JOINT VENTUREB+H Architects
Ph.: © Gardin & Mazzoli
The Concept

The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal is part of Renaissance Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the museum’s renovation and expansion project that gave Toronto a distinctive new symbol. The New York architect, Daniel Libeskind, designed the new, crystal-shaped extension to complement the existing historical building. 


With its 5 crystals, joined as one, the spectacular “Crystal” has itself become a unique architectural showcase. The atrium and connecting areas form the sixth crystal, closing the gap between the new and old buildings. Remarkably, the new building has no straight walls, all panels are inclined on one or two planes. The crystals have a rolled steel section skeleton construction and this main structure is then covered by horizontal cladding panels with ribbon windows.

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The Project
Scope of Work

Approx. 8,500 sqm (91,500 sq ft) of steel construction, curtain wall panel construction and 2,500 sqm (26,900 sq ft) of ribbon windows.

Technical Details

OWNER & CLIENT: Royal Ontario Museum

ARCHITECT: Studio Daniel Libeskind with B+H Architects, a Joint Venture

ENGINEER OF RECORD: Halsall Associates Limited

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