Fans of modern architecture will feel right at home in every major Canadian city and Edmonton is no exception. Wonders of contemporary architecture are scattered all around it and here are three stunning buildings in the capital of Alberta that are guaranteed to pique your interest.
Botanical gardens are pretty underrated with fans of modern architecture, but their glasshouses often look quite spectacular. Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory is a case in point, and it consists of four glassed pyramids, reminiscent of the Louvre Pyramid, but much smaller in size.
Telus World of Science
Edmonton’s most popular science museum, Telus World of Science, is housed in one of the city’s most impressive buildings. Canada’s largest planetarium dome theatre, aka the Zeidler Dome, is its biggest draw, but this building is home to several different segments with diverse architectural styles.
Art Gallery of Alberta
Art Gallery of Alberta is Edmonton’s leading art museum, but the building that serves as its home is a work of art in its own right. Designed by Randall Stout, this building will win you over with its quirky stainless-steel walls. Its exterior is also worth checking out because there’s an Aurora Borealis-inspired room on its premises.