IIDA Northland Chapter awards region's most Fresh, Artistic and Brilliant design work at the annual FAB Awards.
April 19, 2012
McNamara Alumni Center
2012 FAB Award Winner
Excellence in Sustainability Award
Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (MS&R)
Hennepin County Library Maple Grove
Responding to the community's desire for a gathering space, the new Maple Grove Library is designed as a pavilion in a park, connecting residents to information, the outdoors, and the larger community. Focused on creating a community living space, the library features a strong inside/outside relationship with integrated outdoor views and spaces.
FRESH, flexible interiors accommodate changes in library service and the diverse needs of patrons, from children and teens to adults. ARTISTIC use of materials complement BRILLIANT technology throughout, such as "pick-up-sticks" lighting for any furniture layout, plug-and-play furnishings, a sculptural fabric ceiling, and a rock garden with collected rainwater cascading into a waterfall.