A mix of metal, glass and amazing views has garnered Saskatchewan’s newest art museum a spot among the best buildings of 2017.
The Remai Modern in Saskatoon was recently named best art gallery by architecture and design magazine, Azure.
The article, which lists 10 buildings from around the world, praised the choice of materials and design used by Toronto firm KPMB and Architecture49.
“Portions of the exterior walls are clad in copper-colour metal scrims, while the remaining walls are sheets of glass, providing exceptional views of the Saskatoon river nearby,” the article states.
“It is refreshing to have a building devoted to art that doesn’t overshadow its content or location, yet it still makes a remarkable statement.”
It goes on to describe the interior of the facility at River Landing, calling it “clean and modern.”
“(It features) a large staircase in the main atrium inviting visitors into the galleries that house a mix of international and Canadian art.”
After several construction delays, the Remai Modern opened its doors on Oct. 21, 2017.
The only other Canadian building to make the list is the University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre, spotlighted as having the best pool.