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Architecture of Winnipeg

08 July 2010

1975 – Kensington Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: J. Ross A building with one facade and designed only to be seen from one direction, the Kensington Building has little or no architectural merit. Seen from closer to Main Street, the...

22 April 2010

1976 – Credit Union Plaza, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter Black tinted glass renders this triangular office block impassive-looking, a dark stern object on the skyline. Using only half the available site allowed the architects to create a small public...

08 July 2010

1977 – Imperial Broadway Tower, 363 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: LM Architectural Group / Smith Carter Stark glass box without plinth or parapet, hitting the ground cleanly at streetlevel. Originally designed by LM Architectural Group. Remodelled in 2012 by Smith Carter, with...

08 July 2010

1977 – Manulife House, 386 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: LM Architectural Group A facade of angled and stepped planes, thats more successful along the secondary elevation.

15 April 2010

1978 – RCMP Headquarters, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Moody & Moore Dramatic and imposing modern building which functions as the regional headquarters of the RCMP. The clean lines of the building are unfortunately ruined by the intrusive plant on the...

29 June 2010

1979 – Commodity Exchange Tower, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter At 117 metres and 31 floors, this tower decimates the surrounding streetscapes, rendering them soulless at street level. Even the attempt at a shopping mall underneath the building and the...

22 April 2010

1981 – Cargill Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Cooper Rankin Architects Awful monolithic groundscraper which along with the neighbouring Canada Post building, 200 Graham and the empty lots on the opposite side of the street has done much to reduce...

08 July 2010

1981 – Royal Trust Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Number Ten Architectural Group Grim mirror glass building with little detailing to interest the eye.

07 May 2010

1983 – Great West Life Assurance, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Smith Carter & Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Designed as the corporate headquarters, the building is a large square in plan with large uninterupted expanses of stone facing. The entrance facade is...