A central hub for North Loop.
North Loop Green in Minneapolis, MN, is a 38-story multi-use building with 354 luxury rental units, 96 short-term rental units, 17,000 sq ft of ground-level retail and dining space, 14 stories of office space, a rooftop bar, underground parking, and a one-acre park – all directly across the street from Target Field. This structure adds to the already bustling area of North Loop, providing the neighborhood with a variety of desired urban luxury amenities and shared experiences.
The architectural panels are horizontally orientated, and include reveals, creating a consistent pattern on the high-rise exterior facade. With a 7-inch depth, each panel frames a series of windows that are recessed into the cladding. A large part of the pre-design focused on where the windows would lie within each panel since the windows are field installed and insulated. By optimizing the panel design, each window avoids a cold spot gap, improving insulation, and energy-efficiency, while reducing condensation build-up.