Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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120 Donald Street

Formerly:Broadview Manor
Address:120 Donald Street
Constructed:1985
Architects:Cooper Rankin Architects

More Information

This building, erected in the mid-1980s, was marketed as "Winnipeg Newest & Most Luxurious Hi-Rise Apartment." Designed by Cooper Rankin Architects, the structure was built to be multifunctional. It originally included an on-site "Fit Stop" gym as well as ground level retail, all enclosed within a five storey podium section. This lower block of the building is crowned with a rooftop "Plaza Garden" complete with jogging paths. This level surmounts three storeys of covered parking, and serves as a base to the residential tower above. This tower, octagonal in plan and featuring many balconies, is clad in brown brick; it contrasts with the muscularly formed base comprised of poured-in-place concrete left bare, as well plate glass on the retail levels.

Design Characteristics

Size:22 storeys
  • Brown brick cladding
  • Exposed concrete
  • Multifunctional
  • Rooftop garden
  • Octagonal-plan tower