|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 counselling 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.