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Architecture of Winnipeg

22 July 2010

1970 – Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter Parkin Horrendously grim slab hotel block with windowless lower stories, the Fairmont is as far removed from the elegant and nearby Fort Garry in style as it is possible to...

24 August 2010

1970 – Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Number Ten Architectural Group The Manitoba Theatre Centre was designed in the Brutalist style designed by local architect Allan Waisman of Number Ten Architectural Group with input from the MTC artistic director...

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...

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...

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...