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Old Posted Mar 30, 2016, 6:21 PM
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This is great news. Also could help the WSO with the Pantages possibly as just discussed in another thread. I wonder if The Bay qualifies as a "cultural space"...?
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city is putting a million a yr towards this for the next 5 years?

^ Quote from Construction thread

The media release also mentioned the WAG is more than halfway to their goal of $60M..
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Old Posted May 8, 2016, 3:12 PM
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Here is the link from the FP. Will be an amazing project.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/art...378490046.html
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Old Posted May 8, 2016, 9:45 PM
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^ yeah thx.., caught the story on CBC...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...ipeg-1.3570124

Love this model. One of my sisters was in her 2nd year of architecture at the UofM and had to create a scale model of the Art Gallery( flashback)



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http://inuit.wag.ca/
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Old Posted May 9, 2016, 6:34 AM
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to bad the chimny is being removed
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Old Posted May 10, 2016, 4:20 PM
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It would have added a liitle something to the bow of the gallery.
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Old Posted May 10, 2016, 4:54 PM
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I'm having trouble with how the addition fits in with the look of the existing building.

New building is somewhat round and frumpy looking. While the existing building is sharp and sleek. Both buildings are very nice on their own. But together, I'm not quite sure. Anyhow, should be a great addition.
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Old Posted May 10, 2016, 5:11 PM
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I'm having trouble with how the addition fits in with the look of the existing building.

New building is somewhat round and frumpy looking. While the existing building is sharp and sleek. Both buildings are very nice on their own. But together, I'm not quite sure. Anyhow, should be a great addition.
I'm with you on this. They look like a bit of a mismatched pair, and the way they're jammed together doesn't help. I was kind of hoping that the initial renderings would be revised over time but it doesn't look like that's happening.
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Old Posted May 10, 2016, 5:33 PM
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I wish there were a lot more windows on the south wall.
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Old Posted May 10, 2016, 5:48 PM
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Does anybody know if the shape is supposed to represent something? CMHR represents various things like mountains, a dove, grasslands. The shape of the art gallery must be based on something, with the odd angles and curves.
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Old Posted May 10, 2016, 6:40 PM
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Opinions are funny....I feel exactly the opposite - that the differences in each building in some strange way make them work together. The WAG is beautiful in it's straight clean lines and large stone windowless panels while the IAC is all glass (or metal??) with graceful curves....still clean though.

I believe the shape comes from the architect's journey to the arctic and is supposed to represent the wind swept ice formations of the north....or something like that.
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I understand posters trepidation's about the mixing of a hard, linear and stark exterior of the current Art Gallery with the gentler curves of the new addition. We're all going to feel and see something different. But personally, in this case, it rounds out the tail end of the building quite well, rather than continuing the present lines of the existing building into an even longer pie shaped design.


It also, finally adds connectivity to the street from both Memorial and St Marys. The current main entrance was far from what I think looked or functioned well with Memorial..

But either way, think of Northern Inuit communities as the inspiration/vision for Michael Maltzan's design. In his words..
http://www.mmaltzan.com/projects/win...it-art-centre/..Architects...
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Haha..^^ Well said, by one of our resident architects...

Didn't see Biff's post tell after I clicked submit..
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The Inuit Centre at WAG is set to start construction this summer. Not sure if this was known.
Waitin on this one for quite some time. Thx or the update. Sooner than I expected.
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No problem, thanks for reposting.
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I'm kind of confused why they think it may take 3 years to build. TNS has a faster construction schedule.
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Probably a couple years to complete the building. Then another year to furnish the exhibits and all that stuff.
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Probably a couple years to complete the building. Then another year to furnish the exhibits and all that stuff.

More like 1 year to build and fill up and 2 years to do soil testing. Then bicker about it. Then test again. and let's not forget the city's exceptional red tape and how long it takes to get anything passed.
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More like 1 year to build and fill up and 2 years to do soil testing. Then bicker about it. Then test again. and let's not forget the city's exceptional red tape and how long it takes to get anything passed.
huh

so 1 year to build and fill up than two years to do soil testing

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why would u soil test after u build it

this forum needs a cleanse
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A skyscraper enema?
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