Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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The Forks Pavillion

Constructed:1990-1991
Architects:Cohlmeyer Architecture

More Information

As part of the early design for The Forks Market Plaza, this small building was intended to be a family area to put on skates, warm up by the large stone fireplace and have a snack and something to drink. The west wall that opens onto The Forks Plaza is made entirely of turquoise tinted glass, while the centre portion and east end are faced with Tyndall limestone. A pyramidal roof over the centre portion pulls the sections together and repeats the form and colour of The Forks Market Tower opposite. For economic reasons, the space has been converted into a restaurant.

Design Characteristics

  • Tyndall stone