City of Minneapolis New Public Service Building
Partners: Finance and Property Services
Status: In the process of selecting artists for multiple opportunities.
The New Public Service Building will be at 505 Fourth Ave. S. and co-locate City employees and services currently in several sites throughout downtown Minneapolis and serve the City’s broad range of constituents. The design team for the Consolidated for the Consolidated Office building includes the Minneapolis firm MSR (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle) working in partnership with the international firm Henning Larsen.
Possible art opportunities include, but are not limited to a suspended lobby sculpture, artist-designed bird-safe glass, narrative murals, elevator lobby ceilings, railings, media works, benches and drinking fountains. (For more details, view the July 31 community meeting presentation. Goals of the public art project include:
- Create a public space that is inviting, pleasant and compelling for visiting businesses and residents.
- Reflect the culture and diversity of the city through history and storytelling.
- Reflect the mission of public service, the City’s commitment to transparency and educate the public about the City services.
- Support a work environment that promotes wellness, a diversity of work styles, collaboration, and innovation.
- Be thoughtfully integrated into the architectural identity and design, materials, and palette.
- Be contemporary, yet timelessly elegant, and meaningful.
- Enhance the focal points, entrances, plazas and wayfinding systems.
- Celebrate the sustainability goals of this project and the facility.
- Be durable and maintainable in Minneapolis' climate and urban environment.
- Artist Tristan Al-Haddad was selected to work with the artists to identify artist opportunities throughout the building and to design the suspended lobby sculpture.
- Futures North was selected to design patterning for bird safe glass for the building and the skyway.
- Other calls for artists.
For more information, contact Mary Altman.
Last updated Nov 14, 2018