KPMB Architects and Architecture49
KPMB Project Team: Bruce Kuwabara, FRAIC, Shirley Blumberg, FRAIC, Matthew Wilson, Paulo Rocha, Matthew Krivosudsky, Terry Kim, Marcus Colonna, David Poloway, Klaudia Lengyel, Jessica Juvet.
Architecture49 Project Team: Grant Van Iderstine, MRAIC, Ron Martin, Brad Cove, Jim Yamashita, FRAIC, Rick Linley, FRAIC, Jaret Klymchuk, Corrine Golden, Phil Harms, Michael Conway, MRAIC, Geoffrey Bulmer, Calee Gushuliak, Ian Douglas, Daryl Hnylycia, Donna Todd, Neil Hulme.
Occupancy: October 21, 2017
Construction Budget: $80.2 million
The mandate of the Remai Modern is “to enable transformative experiences by connecting art with local and global communities.” The architecture, conceived as an open, flexible and accessible platform, has enabled the Remai to fulfill its goal to be a leading centre for art in Canada, and to provide a supportive platform for contemporary Indigenous art and discourse. From its prominent location on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, the Remai modern connects art, the city, environment, and interiors to shape a civil community where people come together, to enjoy and share their viewpoints through the lens of art.
“This imposing museum makes a monumental statement about the continuing importance of art in Saskatoon. The gigantic cantilevered boxes showcase acrobatic engineering and minimal, crisp construction details. The boxes reach out to the sides of the site to capture views across the landscape to the South Saskatchewan River. Overall, it makes a coherent exterior expression out of a complicated program, organized internally around a canyon-like atrium.”