The Royal Canadian Mint

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The design of the Royal Canadian Mint by architect Gaboury Lussier Sigurdson with the Number Ten Architectural Group has an impressive architectural presence in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba because of its impressive sculptural form that inspire from the past Egyptian architecture, the Pyramid of Djoser. It is located in 520 Lagimodiere Boulevard, assertively welcoming those who enter the city from the east. It stands out as an intriguing piece of architectural work because of the visual choices Gaboury has produced, deriving inspiration from the Egyptian pyramids combined with modernist architecture influence from French – Swiss designer Le Corbusier. There are various aspects that contributes to the Royal Canadian Mint being a compelling piece of architecture. …show more content…
But instead of the structure being the designated final site for the prized assets to reside in, the Mint is opposite in intent with the Pyramid of Djoser as its function is to manufacture new coins. It is the beginning of the life of these coins, not the end for storage like the Egyptians intended. Both are different because the Royal Canadian Mint’s objective is to distribute the currency to the general public while the Ancient Egyptian’s beliefs were for the treasures to stay in a private burial, a ritual that was supposed for an individual to carry his wealth to the after-life. Due to these different objectives, the interior of both structures contrast as they serve different purposes. The inside of the pyramid serves the intention of hiding the deceased pharaoh’s treasure through a series of complex hidden rooms and passages while the inside of the Royal Canadian Mint is designed for employees to comfortably reside in to improve performance to increase satisfaction in

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