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Architecture of Winnipeg

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...

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.