National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario - 1974
Client: National Gallery of Canada
Building type: Culture/Recreation, Offices
The National Gallery established a special unit to assist in planning for a new art gallery. Subsequently, Public Works Canada retained consultants to prepare a program based on our work for use in an architectural competition. We projected anticipated visitor loads, resolved issues regarding services to be offered, and estimated the facilities required. The Facilities Program divided the Gallery into four main components: Galleries, Interpretation, Custody and Administration. Each component was subdivided into several spatially-cohesive elements, which provided the forum for outlining activities, users, and requirements for individual spaces. The total estimated area was approximately 84 000 square metres. Completed in 1974.