Art Gallery of Alberta
The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is a Canadian Museum in downtown Edmonton which features a Zahner-manufactured curvilinear canopy and building envelope system. The building was designed by Randall Stout Architects with local firm HIP Architects in Edmonton. Zahner's scope included a massive ribbon of stainless steel which wraps around and through the building. Known as 'The Borealis', this curvilinear form evokes the Northern Lights, a frequent phenomenon of the Edmonton night sky. The borealis snakes through the gallery's interior and emerges above the building to form the roof's canopy, and then drops again to serve as a “snow cone,' collecting snow and ice.