First images of the new City of Minneapolis Public Service Building

Author: Amy Nash

A design collaboration between Henning Larsen and MSR, the new City of Minneapolis Consolidated Office Building will focus on providing Minneapolis citizens with a customer-centric experience as the new public service face for the city. Situated next to City Hall, the building will help create an a contemporary workplace for city business that reflects the diversity of Minneapolis.

It will introduce a wholly reimagined public service model. The design features innovative collaborative workspaces, integrated sustainability, and access to daylight as a contributor to a healthy work environment.

It will truly be a building for everybody. The design invites the public into the building by placing public functions towards Government Plaza. Taking inspiration from the city’s abundant parks and lakes, the design incorporates open community space at street level, gesturing towards City Hall and activating the adjacent plaza. The new building’s main entrance will be oriented to minimize wind exposure, with its massing and facade oriented to optimize daylight.

 

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