The Masonic Temple is a vital Winnipeg historical building that has been vacant and exposed to deterioration for over a decade.
This thesis will explore possibilities for rescuing this building and intervening in the heritage site such that the building becomes involved with the city once again.
The thesis will explore the cultural value of the Masonic Temple, its history, and current condition. Strategies will be proposed preserving the façade as a container whilst opening the interior of the building to host another ‘building’ and program.
This proposal will reflect on the symbolism, strict architectural principles and lasting secrecy of the Free Masons. This will be a tool that shapes the program that will be an inventive series of spaces for various functions including significant local art and architecture.