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Law Courts


Manitoba Provincial Law Courts

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Law Courts


Manitoba Provincial Law Courts

mANITOBA PROVINCIAL LAW COURTS PLUMBING & WASHROOM UPGRADES

 

CONSULTANTS

Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd., SMS Engineering Inc. 

 

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR

Westland Construction Ltd.

 

The Old Law Courts, built between 1912-16, is a monumentally scaled structure of reinforced concrete, steel and stone in downtown Winnipeg. The ASD-owned building is a site of Potential Provincial Significance and a National Historic Site of Canada. The interior of the building features character-defining elements such as marble floors and marble panelled walls. The Old Law Courts required new barrier free washrooms as well as upgrades to the existing plumbing system. Existing marble floor tiles, wall panels, and trims were removed, stored and re-installed after upgrades were complete. New design details sympathetic to the existing historic fabric were introduced.   This project was awarded the 2016 Preservation Award for Excellence from Heritage Winnipeg.

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Home Street


Home Street Mennonite Church

Home Street


Home Street Mennonite Church

hOME STREET MENNONITE CHURCH WASHROOM AND ELEVATOR UPGRADE 

 

CONSULTANTS

Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd., Epp Siepman Engineering Inc. and Nova3 Engineering Ltd

 

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Westland Construction Ltd.

 

Built in the early 1900’s, Home Street Mennonite Church is a historic brick building, symmetrically organized, with rich materials and natural light throughout. Accessibility issues beset the original Church. Those with mobility issues had to step up into the Entrance lobby. Stairs down to the basement and up to the Sanctuary also proved problematic. An elevator had long been desired, but after earlier attempts at accessibility faltered due to high costs and design issues; some members of the congregation lost hope the building could ever be upgraded.

Pico ARCHITECTURE worked closely with the Access Home Street Church Committee members and a simple but elegant design solution was proposed; to re-work the slope of the side walk at the Entrance lobby to allow access to the building at grade.  Removing this step permitted the new elevator to be integrated into the heart of the Church. The design team was challenged to fit new technology with old systems.  New mechanical and electrical systems were required to tie into existing systems. Current building code requirements had to be met while preserving the 100+ year old historic building fabric. The final design is sympathetic to the historic character of the original Church and permits all congregation members to enter through the front door.  This project received the 2015 ACCESS Award – Community Recognition Award.

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Carnegie


City Archives Building

Carnegie


City Archives Building

CITY ARCHIVES BUILDING RENOVATION & CLIMATE CONTROLLED ARCHIVAL STORAGE VAULT

 

CONSULTANTS

Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. and Epp Siepman Engineering Inc.

 

The City of Winnipeg is committed to providing the best possible conditions for the storage, preservation and use of the valuable archival collection at the City Archives. A sensitive renovation approach is intended to ensure the conservation of the existing building, the preservation of the archival materials housed within, and the integration of an addition which complements the historic facade.

Currently completed to a 80% Construction Document level, the scope of work includes renovation to the south-west corner of the building to accommodate shipping and receiving functions and a new exit stair.  Interior storage space will be expanded by extending the existing mezzanine floor plates to provide a climate controlled vault. The remainder of the building is to be renovated to provide multi-purpose space, offices, meeting areas, research and workshop areas, and additional storage areas.