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Architecture of Canada

29 June 2010

1970 – Newport Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: T. Sherman Seventeen storey office building close to the midpoint of the downtown section of Portage Avenue. With its curtain walling and chamfered corners, this is quite a restrained commercial building. Suffers...

22 July 2010

1971 – 161 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Part of the Lombard complex of buildings that includes the Richardson tower, and the Fairmont Hotel, this small office block is linked directly into Winnipeg’s underground walkway system. Originally constructed for the Bank...

14 December 2009

1971 – Palais de Justice, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: David & Boulva The Palais de justice de Montréal, located in the Old Montreal historic district, is a stronglymodernist structure. The black metal and granite building is adjacent to the Champ de...

08 July 2010

1971 – Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Gustavo da Rosa / Number Ten Architectural Group The Winnipeg Art Gallery is sited on an awkward triagular site, which it responds to aggressively by terminating in a sharp point. Most of...

07 May 2010

1972 – Canadian Grain Commission, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter Parkin Large office block built to house the local offices of the Canadian Grain Commission, the building creates a bold statement in downtown Winnipeg, but does nothing to address the...

08 July 2010

1972 – Medical Arts Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Moody & Moore Sixteen floors and built to accommodate office suites for medical practitioners, the Medical Arts Building is certainly successful as regards its occupancy rate. Shame about the architecture, which is...

29 June 2010

1972 – St John Cantius Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Libling Michener & Associates Interesting low church finished in exposed concrete adjacent to previous parish church. In a clever design element, a corner has been “nicked” to allow a view of the...

16 December 2009

1973 – Provincial Law Courts, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Arthur Erickson The seven-storey Law Courts building is organized into four major components: public space, courtrooms, judges’ chambers and administrative and support facilities. Major public spaces include the main floor Great Hall...

21 April 2010

1973 – Woodsworth Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter Office building constructed to provide more office accommodation for the Law Courts. While not the worst-looking building in Winnipeg, it does itself no favours by the matter of its connection...