Like many stylistic terms in architecture, the exact parameters denoted by the word “Brutalism” are difficult to precisely pin down. Brutalism is a style which was particularly prominent during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The emphasis on harsh geometric forms and unadorned rough concrete and brick have resulted in very strong feelings of hate or love for these buildings. For more information, you might wish to purchase a copy of Brutalist Architecture in Winnipeg, documents a number of Brutalist style buildings in Winnipeg and explores their genesis, as well as the place of Brutalism in the history of the city.
Explore a selection of buildings designed by Green Blankstein Russell (GBR) and Associates. The former firm is now part of Stantec Architecture.
The QR Code Tour is a public education project, providing immediate and accessible information about Winnipeg’s built environment via a mobile device. View the tour hub for a map and growing list of participant sites.
This tour documents a number of Brutalist buildings found in Winnipeg, and explores their genesis as well as the place of Brutalism in the history of the city.
An architectural tour of the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus, focusing on buildings from the post-war period.
Winnipeg’s terra cotta collection is large and essentially complete. It is an unparalleled sampling in North America of the variety, versatility and beauty of this material. Follow the tour through Winnipeg's downtown and view this unique collection of terra cotta.