Monday, May 11, 2009

Frank Gehry's Art Gallery of Ontario

The new AGO Expansion and renovation is Toronto-born Frank Gehry’s first building in Canada and marks the very place where he made the initial connection between art and architecture.

Gehry's AGO concept sketch
Sketch courtesy Gehry Partners, LLP

The buildings main facade stretches a full city block and is constructed of gently curving glass and Douglas Fir. This exterior, which encloses the sculpture promenade, allows for natural light to fill the building, connecting visitor and gallery to the community outside.

A sculptural spiral staircase arises from the 2nd floor walkways through the glass roof, to each level of the new south wing.

The new titanium and glass-clad three-story south wing was added to house a new centre for the contemporary arts.

photos via Thomas Mayer

Gehry Prtners LLP

Art Gallery of Ontario


  1. Really Cool! I can't wait to see it in person.

  2. my world is so " baroque" by force ... noblesse oblige ,,,, your blog is my oxygen