KPMB Architects Unveils Concept for Saskatchewan Art Gallery

30 May 2011 (Last Updated May 30th, 2011 18:30)

Toronto-based KPMB Architects has unveiled the concept for the new $86m art gallery planned to be built in Saskatchewan, Canada. The L-shaped building features a predominantly glass-covered façade with large bay windows that serve the dual purpose of allowing light inside and prov

Toronto-based KPMB Architects has unveiled the concept for the new $86m art gallery planned to be built in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The L-shaped building features a predominantly glass-covered façade with large bay windows that serve the dual purpose of allowing light inside and providing views of the river throughout.

The entranceway to the gallery on Second Avenue will feature two large walls with AGS engraved into the stone.

The bay windows on the upper floors will be covered in perforated copper to close off the exhibition rooms.

The lobby of the gallery will feature a large staircase, hardwood-panelled ceilings, a fireplace and a seating area.

The second floor will overlook the reception area and include a lecture theatre and multipurpose rooms while the third and fourth floors will be used for temporary exhibitions, office space, meeting and conference rooms.

The building will also feature a green roof, a cafe and a coffee shop, an outdoor terrace, a gift shop, activity rooms and temporary galleries.

The design of the new gallery is not final, and the public will have a chance to give feedback to the architects through an open house event in June.