2012 Imagine Fund Annual Award and Special Events Winners Announced
The University of Minnesota has chosen the more than 150 recipients of its 2012 Imagine Fund Annual Awards and Special Events Grants.
Supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, the Imagine Fund is a unique systemwide program that supports projects in the arts, humanities and design at the University of Minnesota.
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The Idea Factory is an 85,000sf research and production facility for prefab housing. Inspired by its proximity to The Walker Arts Center and two technical colleges, The Idea Factory seeks to merge industrial production with academic building research. Sited on a narrow brownfield area between the Bryn Mawr neighborhood and downtown Minneapolis, The Idea Factory includes an extensive green roof which re-establishes the surface continuity that was destroyed by the construction of Interstate Highway 394. A series large-scale display vitrines pierce this roof, allowing the public to view the factory floor below.