Canadian Commission Approves $42m Plans for House of Commons

22 February 2011 (Last Updated February 22nd, 2011 18:30)

The National Capital Commission of Canada has approved the final design of a $42m glass dome for the House of Commons in Ontario, Canada. The plans for the project were officially unveiled by commission architect Linda Dicaire. The new facility will feature the same dimensio

The National Capital Commission of Canada has approved the final design of a $42m glass dome for the House of Commons in Ontario, Canada.

The plans for the project were officially unveiled by commission architect Linda Dicaire.

The new facility will feature the same dimensions and layout as the existing House of Commons, including the tiered seating for MPs and overhanging visitor's galleries.

A glass ceiling is being designed to match the neo-Gothic architecture of the remaining parliament buildings.

The building will include a cafeteria and underground tunnel with skylights that will connect the temporary House of Commons to a new visitor centre.

The House of Commons is expected to be completed in 2018, according to CBC News.