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Old Posted Dec 16, 2018, 11:50 PM
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505 St Mary Street

Arts District
Location: 290 ColonyStreet
Size: 103,000 SQ FT
Architect(s): Michael Maltzan Architecture
Construction Manager: Bockstael Construction
Project Thread:
Status: U/C
Description: 119 studio, one, two and three bedroom residential units

The project, a 119-unit residential building for The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation 2.0 (UWCRC 2.0), is comprised of a range of unit types, including (28) studios, (59) one bedroom units, (29) two bedroom units, and (3) three bedroom units, with an integrated affordable housing component. The building is 14 stories tall, with a 15th level penthouse which houses mechanical equipment. The ground floor level contains 3,700 square feet of commercial program, 17 stalls of street level parking, and new offices for the owner. On the 10th floor, amenity spaces and an adjacent rooftop terrace area provide shared common spaces for tenant use.

The architectural concept for the building emphasizes the verticality of the massing by creating a “bundle” of five residential towers organized around a central circulation tower. The individual towers have varied footprints and heights to emphasize their individuality and give the massing a twisting bias. The modulations in shape and size also lend a more human scale to the urban presence of the project. By maximizing the number of corner units, the residential suites are afforded sweeping views of the surrounding context, creating more powerful relationships between the building and the city of Winnipeg. The building fenestration complements its massing, with diagonally organized windows accentuating the twisting bias of the towers while choreographing the residents’ views of the city. At the ground level, floor to ceiling storefront glass along the property line captures the greatest area for commercial program, and is capped by a thin roof slab. The residential towers rest upon this transparent base, appearing to floating above the ground.

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tower beside the WAG is at the fourth floor already. You can start to see the wacky shape.

Originally Posted by OTA in Winnipeg View Post
I count 7. Working on 8.
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Oct 20 2019






he Bockstael 290 Colony team in collaboration with our trade partner Modern Acrylic developed an engineered hoarding system to be installed on the FRACO work platforms. This allowed EIFS work to be completed in winter months on 4 building elevations in a controlled environment, greatly improving the project schedule.

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