Winnipeg, MB

Size: 224,000 SF

The building is to provide a dynamic experience for all aspects of university life; educational, social and cultural.

The concept grew out of the contained site conditions, building program and location within the urban context. The site is flanked by a major vehicular route along Colony Street with the pedestrian area of the main campus to the west. The building ‘begins’ as a dynamic curved façade of glass and activity following the street, until it breaks apart into a nine storey terraced green space at the pedestrian entrance. The Balmoral façade has a recessed walkway and two overhead links to the main campus. Inside the building is organized around a nine storey covered courtyard, bringing light and animation to all functions of the project.

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