Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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270 Roslyn Road

Address:270 Roslyn Road
Original Use:Dwelling
Constructed:1967
Architects:LM Architectural Group

More Information

This concrete- and brick-clad structure is a good local example of modern architectural post-war high-rise apartment block design. In addition to the main section, the complex features a second area comprised of town-houses, which face onto the Assiniboine River. This latter building, which has been recently remodelled (leaving most of the original design intact) has separate entrances onto a communal parking and circulation space.

Design Characteristics

Doors:The main entryway is located at the front of the apartment, at grade
This entry has a single door with integrated light and a protective canopy overhang
Roof:The apartment has a flat roof with no eave
Materials:The apartments facade is a combination of visible structural concrete slabs with brick walls
Size:Twelve storeys
Suburb:Osborne Village
Frontage Direction:North East
  • Four vertically-aligned sets of cantilevered balconies
  • Ground floor apartment units are raised above grade