Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada
The Art Gallery of Alberta is located in a section of Edmonton, Canada, known for its art scene. The gallery houses roughly 6,000 exhibits – including historic and modern paintings, sculptures, installations, and photographs by nationally and internationally known artists.
And, the gallery building itself is a work of art: Architect Randall Stout took inspiration for the undulating form, with glass-panelled walls twisting through a serpentine band of steel, from the North Saskatchewan River and the Aurora Borealis.
The Art Gallery of Alberta was reopened in 2010, after demolition and redesign of the old building. The new gallery building features 7,900 m2 of space spread across three floors – nearly twice as much as the old one. The building also contains a restaurant, souvenir shop, and 150-seat theatre.
HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary supplied 2,500 m3 of ready-mixed concrete for the project.