MINNEAPOLIS CENTRAL LIBRARY

Minneapolis, MN

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

PHOTO CREDIT

Jeff Goldberg/ESTO; Paul Crosby Architectural Photography