Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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Christ Apostolic Church

Address:365 Westmount Drive
Constructed:1963 (cornerstone)
Architects:Macleod and Berman

More Information

Built as the home of the Windsor Park Church of Christ, 365 Westmount Drive was not constructed, in the phrasing of period accounts, "in the conventional church style, but it stands out in the area of Cottonwood Road at the junction of Westmount Drive, where it is located, as an attractive building." The church opened its doors on 8 September 1963. Designed by architects Macleod and Berman, the church's modernist approach – largely defined by the use of slightly patterned red brick – is lent verve through the use of such details as curving corners and a swooping, projecting plane along its east side. This plane has, over time, been reclad in vinyl siding.

Design Characteristics

  • Raised concrete foundation
  • Tapestry brick, finished in random pattern
  • Corners of building are rounded
  • Double height glazing on side and rear entrances (accented with recessed lighting)
  • Modernist design
  • Curved corners
  • Swooping, projecting plane