Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I have never been a fan of Gehry but it was my first time to see his built project in person in Toronto. It's the renovation and extension of the Art Gallery of Ontario which was only opened to public last autumn. People said the AGO only had a rather small budget for Gehry to achieve a very spectacular outlook as usual. So ironically the revamp of the gallery space is kinda modest, nothing overwhelming. The additional 2 floors are solely for contemporary art collection which is interesting. My favourite area in terms of architectural space is the gallery behind the new façade. But I guess the "centrepiece" for most people would be the main staircase which is beautiful anyway.