Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

R. H. G. Bonnycastle Elementary School

Address:1100 Chancellor Drive
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Architects:Jim Yamashita
Firms:IKOY

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Waverley Heights
  • Plans were missing in the divisional plans office
  • With two public facades from its corner location, this elementary school offers interesting details and shapes
  • Square windows used on the public sides are echoed in cut-out projections at two corners to kick up the design in creating a steady rhythm of shapes in counterpoint
  • Two storeys high in an irregular plan, the upper wall portion is covered in a dark brown siding contrasting with the pale stucco base
  • Beautiful site trees and a large yard enhance the overall impression