Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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Centennial House

Address:310 Broadway
Use:Commercial/office building
Original Use:Commercial/office building
Constructed:1969-1970
Other Work:1995, Interior renovations
Architects:L. Harmatiuk for Bentall Construction Co.
Contractors:Bentall Construction Co.

More Information

Designed by in-house architect L. Harmatiuk for Bentall Construction Co., Centennial House remains a dramatic and eye-catching visual anchor on the southwest corner of Broadway and Donald Street.

One of several offices built during the period by the Metropolitan Estate and Property Corporation (MEPC). Centennial House was named in honour of the provinces’ hundredth birthday. The office building was designed as part of a complex with the 26-storey Chateau 100 apartment building , located around the corner on Donald Street.

Design Characteristics

  • Completed in 1970, the building is an eight-storey steel and concrete office building
  • The striking exterior was achieved through the use of a tall grid of white precast concrete pilasters in extruded chevrons, contrasted against vertical rows of setback windows and golden-brown anodized aluminium
  • The structure’s clean rectangular lines, interplay of dark and light and welcoming ground-floor retail space makes this one of the most successful office buildings in the evolution of Broadway, as a sophisticated business district and showcase of modern commercial architecture

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives