Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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75 Forks Market Road (Inn at the Forks)

Address:75 Forks Market Road
Use:Hotel
Constructed:2004-2006
Architects:Architecture 49 (formerly Smith Carter)
Contractors:B & F Masonry

More Information

The hotel, designed by local architectural firm Architecture 49, opened in 2006. A large rectangular structure, the building faces a

cobblestoned, circular traffic loop and completes a triangular compound with the similarly scaled and shaped Johnston Terminal and the smaller Children’s Museum. The rugged Tyndall limestone which accents the Inn at the Forks complements the buff brick used in the other two structures and lends a natural and local affect. The upper section, clad in dark grey brick, mirrors the rectilinear arrangement of the site’s historical buildings, while the dynamic massing of the Inn’s restaurant and entryway and the

use of glass lend a contemporary impression.

A small curved parking lot on the north side, lined with trees, links the Inn and Parkade with the gateway to Festival Park and to Esplanade Riel Walkway.

Design Characteristics

  • Tyndall stone, grey brick