Villa Aulneau (Oblate Sisters) Redevelopment
Location: 601 Aulneau, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Project is the conversion of a former convent of approximately 100,000 square feet into an independent living complex. The entire building interior was gutted to allow for re-distribution of space. A 5-storey addition of 55 suites and 56,000 square feet raised the suite count to 157. The original building has a new chapel, kitchen and dining facilities, common rooms, quiet contemplation space and recreational areas. A courtyard on the south side of the dining room provides bright sunshine and easy access to the outdoors. The addition provides laundry rooms and the suites have kitchenettes for those who want greater independence.