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Giving a historic building new life

Winnipeg, Manitoba

At the epicenter of the renewal on Portage Avenue, Centrepoint is a five-storey mixed-use podium with a 13 storey tower — a symbol of a community dedicated to revitalizing their downtown. Centrepoint will be home to two restaurants, a 156 room boutique hotel, offices, and a storefront for emerging local artists.

The prairie landscape was instrumental in the design, with open and flat lands inspiring the overall visibility of the building. The historic Mitchell-Copp building façade will be retained, refurbished, and restored. This façade will become the entrance to the building and will feature glass windows to open the space and allow pedestrians to see into the building. The glass will continue and cover the rest of the building, creating a light and weightless design, adding a new dimension to Winnipeg’s downtown.

Viewers from the outside will be able to see the activity inside the offices, and the vista from inside will be panoramic views of Winnipeg. Tied into the Sports, Hospitality, and Entertainment District (SHED), this building will create a new level of activity on Portage Avenue and set the stage to bring downtown into a new era.

The building is being designed to high environmental standards to accommodate the health and wellness of staff, visitors and tenants, as well as provide sustainable solutions for the building itself. Features will include interior light wells to maximize daylight, low energy lighting, low consumption plumbing fixtures, energy efficient heat pumps, recycled and low volatile organic compounds materials, and sustainable green building materials.

We believe in this project and the future of downtown so much that Centrepoint will become Stantec’s new Winnipeg office headquarters. Our commitment to this project and to Winnipeg is evidenced by relocating to this space. Stantec is looking towards the future and the future landscape of Winnipeg.

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