Henning Larsen brings “Scandinavian ethos” to Minneapolis public services

The American office of Danish firm Henning Larsen and Minneapolis’ MSR Design have completed their plans for a public service building in the Minnesotan city.

The exact function of the building has not yet been decided, but whatever it is, it will allow the public to "meet the city administration at eye-level".

The 11-storey, 23,225 sq m project is inspired by the region’s "abundant green spaces and recreational areas". Henning Larsen say the design is influenced by their "Scandinavian ethos" and "focuses on creating collaborative and innovative workspaces, integrated sustainability, and highlighting daylight as a human right and contributor to a healthy workplace".

Louis Becker, Henning Larsen’s design principal, said: "It’s our hope that this building will foster openness – literally and figuratively – in the meeting between citizens and public servants."

Images courtesy of Henning Larsen

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