Art Gallery of Alberta
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a public art gallery located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Originally designed in 1968 as a Brutalist building by Don Bittorf, the gallery recently underwent an $88 million renovation designed by Randall Stout Architects.
It officially reopened to the public on January 31, 2010. The newly renovated 85,000-square-foot space includes almost double the exhibition space of the original building; a restaurant, gallery shop, and 150 seat theatre; and dedicated gallery space for the AGA's permanent collection.
The new Art Gallery of Alberta was designed as an engaging center for contemporary art in Edmonton. From its prominent location on Sir Winston Churchill Square the project represents the museum’s commitment to enhancing the public’s experience of the visual arts.
Using patinaed zinc, high performance glazing, and stainless steel, the building has a timeless appearance while still offering extraordinary durability in the harsh northern climate.
Built using design-engineering processes and made possible by intensive design consulting sessions early in the planning process. The structure was divided into several complex components, and kept organized using a strong Building Information Model.