You may not have heard of Calgary, Alberta’s new city, but the skyline and cityscape is packed with skyscrapers, a series of lakes and a stunning river.
But if you’re new to the city, what’s the best place to start?
Architecture photographer Chris Hines says that the best places to start are in the heart of the city.
You might be surprised to learn that Calgary has more than one major architecture site, but this article focuses on one of the major buildings in Calgary.
The Art Gallery of Canada, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, was the first in the world to combine a glass dome with a glass floor, and was one of Canada’s first major architectural buildings.
It was completed in 1884 and became known as the Grand Gallery of the Arts.
While the city’s design heritage is important to many, Hines is not a fan of the Art Gallery.
“The building looks like a giant pile of garbage, it’s not the kind of building you would want to live in,” he says.
This article was produced by The National, an independent news service.