Winnipeg Art Gallery – Inuit Art Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Michael Maltzan Architecture
© Lindsey Reid
Like an iceberg ready to calve from its glacial shelf, the new Quamajuq (Inuit art centre) hangs over the landscape on the south end of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The modern graceful curves nestle gently into the sharper angles of the original building, and open the new lobby space to the streetscape. The double-height, glazed entrance is home to the amorphous, stacked display vault and links the learning steps with the cafe, gift shop, and exhibit spaces. Above the lobby is the 10 meter tall main gallery space, with its curving walls and 22 conical skylights, that deliver a layer of soft natural light to supplement the accents.