|Formerly:||The Avenue and Hample Buildings|
|Address:||265 Portage Avenue|
|Tours:||Part of the QR Code Tour|
Manitoba Start is a non-profit organization that provides services to Winnipeg’s new immigrants, including orientation classes, career counseling and employment workshops. Its new, 22,500 square foot facility is located on the main floor of The Avenue on Portage, a landmark heritage building in the city’s downtown, renovated and redesigned by 5468796 Architecture.
Manitoba Start’s program is always evolving to meet the changing needs of its staff and clients, necessitating a design that integrates both fixed and flexible spaces. Due to a somewhat irregular grid of existing columns, the plan responds with a hexagonal geometry that flows freely through the building.