Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium
Model and Building information
Here is another building that I hope will find new life one day, although it's tough to know what that might be. The large windows overlooking Coronation Park would make a restaurant ideal, except that at only a few thousand square feet installing a commercial kitchen probably isn't feasible. Also, as wonderful as the setting is it has limited access and parking, and is undeniably out of the way. So realistically maybe a teahouse for special events, or a gallery or small museum? Right now it seems to be used for document storage, which is a shame.
The building is also in pretty bad shape, with damage to the concrete and tile, as well as the addition of a charming loading dock.
Groups like the Edmonton Design Committee have taken up the cause of the Planetarium, and hopefully it will not be forgotten.