- Sustainable Architecture
- Target Field Station, Minneapolis 2015 AIA Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design
Infrastructure that works and that looks and feels good for more liveable cities: the public plaza and city light rail hub in Minneapolis, Target Field Station, opened last Summer.
It was designed by architectural firm Perkins Eastman based in New York, and creates a seamless interchange for its multiple transport modes, including light rail, bus and bike – as well as for pedestrians – also offering so much more.
Indeed, Target Field Station was chosen by the AIA to receive one of the 2015 Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design because “it is one of the first spaces in the country to truly integrate transit and culture. The site’s Great Lawn provides a green stage for pregame events, community concerts and other activities, and urban plaza includes areas for restaurants and cultural and entertainment events.”
A community project that not only improves public transport interchange, but also the connections between public space and private investments, because the project was made possible by a private-public partnership that has proved to be extremely far-sighted: Target Field Station in Minneapolis has also been designed so it can be expanded in the future, following the possibility of new rail lines, a project to sustainably improve city life!
Project: Perkins Eastman, http://www.perkinseastman.com/
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Photography: All photos © Morgan Sheff, 2014 – courtesy of AIA