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The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved Oslund and Associates to renovate Peavey Plaza, the modernist public space around Orchestra Hall on the south end of Nicollet Mall.
The Minneapolis landscape architecture firm has designed several of the city's most noteworthy public spaces, including the entrance plaza at Target Field, Gold Medal Park adjacent to the Guthrie Theater and a memorial site commemorating the I-35W bridge collapse.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wanted assurances that a renovated Peavey Plaza would bring national acclaim to Minneapolis. City Council members just wanted to know that maintaining it wouldn't be a tax burden.
Economic reality kept intruding into visionary dreams Tuesday as four teams of high-powered landscape architects vied for the contract to renovate the iconic plaza at the south end of Nicollet Mall adjacent to Orchestra Hall. The day-long public review session at the Minneapolis Convention Center started with a meet-and-greet coffee session, followed by hour-long presentations by each of the finalists: Damon Farber Associates, Oslund and Associates, Close Landscape Architecture, Coen & Partners. All four firms are based in the Twin Cities but have lined up national collaborators in everything from cost management to "place making" and cold-weather plumbing.
The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson's Legacy exhibition, Fall 2010.
The influence of Ralph Rapson on architecture is profound. One of his most admired skills -- besides designing outstanding, humanistic architecture -- is his exceptional ability to draw. This exhibition features examples of Rapson's work in addition to that of many of his Minnesota colleagues and students.
In a partnership with the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, original drawings by Rapson will be exhibited in the library's exhibition gallery, with additional examples of Rapson's work, along with work by many of his Minnesota colleagues and students, featured in the HGA Gallery.
Hans-Peter Feldmann, a German artist known for creating carefully conceived installations from everyday images, has won this year's Hugo Boss Prize, the Guggenheim announced on Thursday night. The $100,000 award, established in 1996 by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and named for the German men's wear company that sponsors it, is given every two years for significant achievement in contemporary art. Cont.
To learn more about this artist you can find these books in the U of MN library's collection:
Another book = Noch'n Buch.
London : Koenig Books c2010Quarto N6888.F42 A4 2010
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Köln : W. König c2007Quarto TR647 .F4568 2007
In addition, new photos of ancient through medieval archaeological and architectural sites throughout Europe and the Middle East by Sites and Photos are now available in the Digital Library. The images provide broad and in-depth documentation of the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts. The collection is especially strong in its coverage of religious and Biblical sites in Israel, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Cyprus. More...
Sustainable Shelters: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature