287 Broadway Avenue
287 Broadway Building Renewal
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Architecture, Renovation, Mitigation
Building envelope reconstruction, interior renovations and mechanical improvements brought a deteriorating 1950s office building up to current building code standards with a significant increase in energy efficiency.
Beginning with an analysis of structural needs, the renovation led to new roofing, cladding and windows, as well as a new entry, lobby, elevators and washrooms. Service cores and mechanical systems were replaced, once asbestos and other removals were completed. The existing basement was converted into a parkade. A restaurant was built at street level and several floors were remodelled for individual tenants.
With renovations carefully scheduled and coordinated over five years, the initial project goals were exceeded. The result is an accessible, fully modernized commercial complex with significantly lower operating costs.
Windows and blue terracotta tiles create strong horizontal bands along the facade. The terracotta tiles are a German product, and are attached to the building with clips rather than adhesives. This allows the tiles to serve as a rainscreen. They have a self-washing, recyclable, non-combustible ceramic surface. This is the first application of the material in Western Canada.
Structural Engineer, Crosier, Kilgour & Partners
Electrical Engineers, Tower Engineering, Pro Engineering
Mechanical Engineer, Tower Engineering, G.D. Stasynec and Associates
Contractors, Thomas Design Builders, Stuart Olsen
Large and Complex