The Polygon Gallery is an art gallery operated by the British Columbia Photography and Media Arts Society in North Vancouver, and Canada's largest non-profit photo gallery. The striking new building, designed by Patkau Architects, is located on an exposed site right on the harbour and features the Vancouver City skyline as its backdrop. ERCO LED lighting tools for track were used both in the exhibition spaces and shop area of the gallery, combining a high degree of flexibility with a linear design and efficient visual comfort.
The local planning offices of Patkau Architects, which received the commission for the new building, designed it as a striking two-floor construction with a saw-tooth roof. Polygon Gallery is situated in an exposed location directly on the waterfront, on a newly created plaza at Lower Lonsdale's harbour quay. The almost completely enclosed gallery floor with its characteristic saw-tooth roofs crowns the large glazed ground floor with foyer, café and shop, offering views into and through the building from the outside. The facade shell of perforated stainless steel shingles enables the building to blend into its urban surroundings and, depending on the daylight makes it appear in iridescent grey and silver tones.