New York. Hong Kong. Paris. Winnipeg. From South America to northern Norway, a modest cancer care centre to spectacular museums, the noteworthy architecture slated for completion this year varies widely in scale, function and locale. The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre made it on Azure Magazine’s list of 10 of 2020’s most anticipated buildings:
4: Inuit Art Centre by Michael Maltzan
When Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan’s Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba is completed, it will house the largest collection of its kind in the world – more than 13,000 works by Inuit artists from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to Nunatsiavut and spanning mediums from ceramics to textiles to carvings. Drawing inspiration from a trip to Nunavut (alongside photographer Iwan Baan) and extensive site visits to museums across the world (with WAG CEO Stephen Borys), Maltzan’s design – with its sprawling three-storey glazed vault and scalloped facade – lays the groundwork for how such spaces may both support and connect communities, regardless of their geography.
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