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MINNEAPOLIS CENTRAL LIBRARY
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Transparency, openness and light define library’s design, in a city known for its gray days and cold winters.  A dual system of fixed ambient light elements attached to the ceiling is creatively combined with furniture-integrated lighting to achieve a unique character in each area, while maintaining maximal flexibility for varying uses.  The lighting both fulfills the functional demands of a library, and transforms the building into an inviting, comfortable and vital city landmark.

Awards:
Lumen Citation; IIDA Award of Merit
Architect:
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects / Architectural Alliance
Photographer:
Jeff Goldberg/ESTO; Paul Crosby Architectural Photography