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Nicollet Mall redesign presentation

Nicollet Mall redesign presentation

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James Corner Field Operations presented its vision for the future of Nicollet Mall at the Guthrie Theater on September 17.
James Corner Field Operations presented its vision for the future of Nicollet Mall at the Guthrie Theater on September 17.

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Nicollet Mall

DESIGN PRESENTATION
Daoust Lestage James Corner Field Operations Tom Leader Studio/!melk

Daoust Lestage

FROM THE CITY TO THE OBJECT

U R BAN D E S I G N

LA N DSCA PE A RCHITECTU RE

ARCH IT ECT URE

INT ERIO R A R C H I TE C TU R E

I N D U STR I A L D E SI G N

E N V I R O N M E N TA L G R A P H I C D E SI G N

URBA N DESI G N

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

ARC HITECTURE

INTERIOR ARC HITECTURE

ANTI-SILO THINKING

KINETIC DESI G N

INDUS TRIAL DESI G N

GRAP HIC DESI G N

QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES

CONTINOUS SOIL TRENCH

LINEAR DRAINAGE TROUGH

• A MOBILIZING AND SHARED VISION • A HIGH-QUALITY PROJECT • A REALISTIC, DYNAMIC, CONTROLLED TIME-FRAME • AN INNOVATIVE IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY • LEADERSHIP • FUNDING STRATEGIES (CITY, PARTNERS, STAKEHOLDERS)

• A STRATEGIC REALIZATION

INVESTING IN HIGH- QUALITY DESIGN TO TRIGGER AND OPTIMIZE REAL-ESTATE MOVEMENT

MINNEAPOLIS CITY OF LAKES

MNI WATER + POLIS CITY
TARGET FIELD • • RIVER PROMENADE

LORING PARK •

NICOLLET MALL
A STREET SHOWING SIGNS OF WEAR & TEAR INACTIVATED IN MULTIPLE AREAS FILLED BY TOO MANY ECLECTIC PIECES OF URBAN FURNITURE COMPETING AGAINST SHOPPING CENTERS

THE CHALLENGE FOR NICOLLET MALL | IN SEARCH OF A NEW URBANITY

TRACES OF THE PAST |

JOSEPH NICOLLET French geographer, astronomer, and mathematician + CHARLES GEYER, botanist

GOING BACK IN TIME

TRACES OF THE PAST

LAWRENCE & ANNA HALPRIN
“Nicollet alone cannot make your downtown... Its life and character, its quality and vitality come from its people.” Lawrence Halprin

TRACES OF THE PAST

PHILIP JOHNSON
“The o n l y g o a l i s building a b ea u ti f u l b uil d in g .” Phi l i p J o n h s o n

NEW NICOLLET

A NEW WATER & CITYSCAPE

CREATING GATEWAYS

OPTIMIZING THE LAND SCAPE PRESENCE

REINTERPRETING HALPRIN’S LEGACY

OPTIMZING THE LANDSCAPE PRESENCE

LINEAR PLANTING

CURVILINEAR PLANTING

INTERTWINING LINEAR & CURVILINEAR PLANTING

3rd Ave N

2nd Ave N

7TH ST BUS STATION NICOLLET GATEWAY
E E

NICOLLET SQUARE
HEN NEPI N AV E

12th St

11th St

10th St

2nd St

3rd St

9th St

8th St

7th St

6th St

5th St

4th St

E

1st St

PUBLIC ART PIECES & INSTALLATIONS WATER FEATURES SOLAR ELEVATORS BUS SHELTERS

Washington Ave

Gr an t tS

1st Ave N

NEW NICOLLET

PEAVEY PLAZA

Marquette Ave

2nd Ave S

3rd Ave S

THE FRAME | HIGHLIGHTING THE HISTORICAL FABRIC

MEANDERING STREET LIGHTING | EMPHASIZING THE URBAN CHOREOGRAPHY

STREET LIGHTING

PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING

ADVERTISING COLUMN

ACER FREEMANII FREEMAN MAPLE RED IN FALL

GLEDITSIA ‘SHADEMASTER’ ‘SHADEMASTER’ HONEYLOCUST YELLOW IN FALL

ART PIECES

SOLAR ELEVATOR

BUS SHELTER

STREET & PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING

STREET LIGHTING

STREET FLAG LIGHTING POLE & BANNER

PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING

PEDESTRIAN & TREE LIGHTING

BUS SHELTER

ADVERTISING COLUMN

SEATING SYSTEM

BIKE RACK

PLANTER

GARBAGE RECYCLING COMPOST

ART PIECES

STREET LIGHTING

PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING

ACER FREEMANII FREEMAN MAPLE RED IN FALL

GLEDITSIA ‘SHADEMASTER’ ‘SHADEMASTER’ HONEYLOCUST YELLOW IN FALL

SOLAR ELEVATOR

ADVERTISING COLUMN

BUS SHELTER

PLANTER

GARBAGE RECYCLING COMPOST

TERRACE

URBAN MARKET

SEATING SYSTEM | URBAN LOUNGE

GRANITE PAVERS LIGHT GREY

GRANITE PAVERS DARK GREY

CONTINOUS DRAINAGE TROUGH

BIKE RACKS

NEW NICOLLET

VIEW FROM THE SKYWAY

NEW NICOLLET

VIEW FROM THE SKYWAY

NEW NICOLLET

VIEW FROM THE SKYWAY IN MARKET MODE

NEW NICOLLET

PEDESTRIAN VIEW

NEW NICOLLET

PEDESTRIAN VIEW

“SUSTAINABILITY SHOULD BE SOCIAL BEFORE BEING TECHNICAL”
Create a true civic destination that brings people back to the city Create a vibrant urban realm, a pedestrian focused environment and increase quality of life. Define of a strong planting strategy Plant 375 new trees (from 198 to 573) Use native species (Maple + Honey Locust) Implement proper planting details to ensure vitality and longevity of the planting Use local materials well Granite from Minnesota (light grey + dark grey pavers) Implement paving details capable of dealing with the Minneapolis climate Innovate Solar elevators to access the Skyway Solar wayfinding columns (advertising columns) Linear drainage troughs Continuous planting trenches Water retention strategies within Nicollet Square Create a durable environment with high quality materials and long term maintenance strategies.

APPROACH
NEW NICOLLET - FROM THE GATEWAY TO THE RIVER
Listening + Learning Teamworking with the major actors (City, Stakeholders, MDC, DID, public, etc.) Creating a mobilizing + shared vision Of fering a signature project at all scales Respecting the traces of histor y

PROJECT
A unique oppor tunity to work on an iconic environment

GREATEST POSITIVE EFFECT
Invest in quality - good design is good business Establish the winning conditions: design • budget • schedule

NEXT STEPS
Creating a place for people Establishing a continuous dialogue

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
A Must

“Nicollet alone cannot make your downtown... Its life and character, its quality and vitality come from its people.” Lawrence Halprin

James Corner Field Operations

NICOLLET WALK
JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS
+ COEN + PARTNERS JULIE SNOW ARCHITECTS NELSON\NYGAARD SRF ENGINEERS TILLOTSON DESIGN ASSOCIATES KESTREL DESIGN GROUP COST CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

EXPERIENCE

The High Line, New York

Central Waterfront, Seattle

Navy Pier, Chicago

Tongva Park, Santa Monica
JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE TEAM

Target Commons, Minneapolis Julie Snow Architects

Central Library, Minneapolis Coen + Partners

Better Market Street, San Francisco Nelson/ Nygaard

Lake Street Reconstruction SRF Engineers
JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

PRECEDENTS

16th Street Mall, Denver

Transit Mall, Portland

Exhibition Road, London

Aleksanterinkatu, Helsinki
JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

SYNOPSIS: FROM “MALL” TO “WALK”

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET IN CONTEXT

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET AS GREEN LINK

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET AS CONNECTOR

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET AS CONNECTOR

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

ASSETS + CHALLENGES

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

LIVE / WORK / PLAY

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

SERPENTINE CURVE

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

ADAPTIVE CURVILINEARITY

EXISTING

LIVE
ACTIVE MID-BLOCK

WORK
ACTIVE CORNERS

PLAY
ACTIVE FULL BLOCKS

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

LIVE

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “LIVE” ZONE: S. 4TH ST - S. 5TH ST
EXCEL ENERGY RAISED INTERSECTION LIGHT MASTS FUTURE EXCEL SKYWAY TREE GROVE GARDENS FIRE PIT SOCIAL SEATING TRANSIT SHELTER BIKE PARKING STREETCAR-READY TRANSIT LANES CYCLE TRACK EXCEL ENERGY EXTENSION

THE NIC

GAVIIDAE II

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “LIVE” ZONE: S. 4TH ST - S. 5TH ST
S 4TH ST

TYPICAL INTERSECTION

GARDENS SOCIAL SEATING EXCEL ENERGY TREE GROVES GARDENS EXCEL ENERGY EXTENSION

CYCLE TRACK

15’

30’

43’

FIRE PIT SIDEWALK THE NIC GARDENS EXCEL PLAZA SIDEWALK TRANSIT SHELTER BIKE PARKING
LRT INTERSECTION

S 5TH ST

LRT STATION

0’

5’

10’

20’

RENAISSANCE PLAZA

0’

20’

40’

80’

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “LIVE” ZONE: S. 4TH ST - S. 5TH ST

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

WORK

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “WORK” ZONE: S. 6TH ST - S. 7TH ST
RAISED INTERSECTION CITY CENTER - GAVIIDAE SKYWAY SKYWAY BALCONY + FRAME LIGHT MASTS CYCLE TRACK TRANSIT SHELTER BIKE PARKING STREETCAR-READY TRANSIT LANES EXTENDED TRANSIT INTERSECTION MACY’S CITY CENTER

GAVIIDAE COMMONS

MARY TYLER MOORE STATUE

IDS CENTER/ CRYSTAL COURT

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “WORK” ZONE: S. 6TH ST - S. 7TH ST
S 6TH ST

TYPICAL INTERSECTION

SKYWAY BALCONY + FRAME

TRANSIT SHELTER/ NEWSSTAND CYCLE TRACK

FARMERS MARKET TENTS SIDEWALK TREE GROVES CITY CENTER

20’

30’

30’

GAVIIDAE

SKYWAY BALCONY + FRAME TREE GROVES

SIDEWALK FARMERS MARKET TENTS TRANSIT SHELTER/ CAFÉ
EXTENDED TRANSIT INTERSECTION

S 7TH ST

0’

5’

10’

20’

MACY’S

0’

20’

40’

80’

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “WORK” ZONE: S. 6TH ST - S. 7TH ST
EXTENDED TRANSIT INTERSECTION TRANSIT SHELTER/ NEWSSTAND

POTENTIAL OPEN BUILDING FRONTAGE + METRO TRANSIT FACILITY LIGHT MASTS BUS SHELTERS WIDENED SIDEWALK

CROSSWALK

BIKE PARKING RAISED INTERSECTION SHELTER/ CAFÉ WIDENED SIDEWALK

MARY TYLER MOORE STATUE

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “WORK” ZONE: S. 6TH ST - S. 7TH ST

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “WORK” ZONE: S. 6TH ST - S. 7TH ST

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

PLAY

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “PLAY” ZONE: S. 11TH ST - S. 12TH ST
RAISED INTERSECTION RESTAURANTS MAINTAIN EXISTING LOCATION AND CAPACITY OF STREET CAFÉS “GLOW WORM” LIGHT MASTS YWCA CYCLE TRACK MAINTAIN EXISTING LOCATION AND CAPACITY OF STREET CAFÉS TRANSIT SHELTER STREETCAR-READY TRANSIT LANES PEAVEY PLAZA WCCO

ORCHESTRA HALL

RESIDENTIAL WITH RETAIL

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “PLAY” ZONE: S. 11TH ST - S. 12TH ST

TARGET/ RESTAURANTS
TYPICAL INTERSECTION

WCCO T V + RADIO

S 11TH ST

TREE GROVES SOCIAL SEATING + PUBLIC ART OUTDOOR DINING (MAINTAIN EXISTING CAPACITY) RESTAURANTS LIGHT MASTS SIDEWALK PEAVEY PLAZA “GLOW WORM”

15’

30’

35’

CYCLE TRACK SIDEWALK

YWCA

OUTDOOR DINING (MAINTAIN EXISTING CAPACITY) TRANSIT SHELTER

S 12TH ST

0’

5’

10’

20’

TYPICAL INTERSECTION

0’

20’

40’

80’

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET “PLAY” ZONE: S. 11TH ST - S. 12TH ST

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET FLOOR

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET FLOOR
BUILDING FRONTAGE TACTILE WARNING STRIP PRECAST CONCRETE UNIT PAVER POROUS BONDED AGGREGATE CUSTOM SLOPED PAVER STEEL TRENCH DRAIN

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET FLOOR

SURFACE CYCLE TRACK STREETCAR-READY TRANSIT LANE UTILITY HATCH TRENCH DRAIN CUSTOM SLOPED PAVER POROUS BONDED AGGREGATE TACTILE WARNING STRIP BUILDING FRONTAGE PAVER RETRACTABLE BOLLARDS

SUBSURFACE CONTINUOUS PLANTING TRENCH WITH STRUCTURAL SOILS PAVEMENT SNOW-MELT SYSTEM PAVERS

HEAT GENERATED FROM HERC GREEN ENERGY

FOAM BOARD INSULATION

STORMWATER RETENTION BASIN UTILITY CORRIDOR PEX TUBING GRAVEL GRADE

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET TREE GROVES

NORTHERN PIN OAK Quercus ellipsoidalis

HERITAGE ELM Ulmus Parvifolia

WHITESPIRE BIRCH Betula populifolia

ARMSTRONG MAPLE Acer freemani

QUAKING ASPEN Populous tremuloides

RIVER BIRCH Betula nigra

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET TREE GROVES

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET TREE GROVES

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET SKYWAY LINKS

6TH ST

7TH ST

SKYWAY BALCONY SKYWAY FRAME “YELLOW RIBBON” WAYFINDING SYSTEM

8TH ST

10TH ST JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET SKYWAY LINKS

“YELLOW RIBBON” WAYFINDING SYSTEM

6TH ST

THE SKYWAY BALCONY

7TH ST

THE CRYSTAL STAIR

8TH ST

9TH ST

POTENTIAL ELEVATOR

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET SKYWAY LINKS “THE CRYSTAL STAIR”

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET LIGHT RIBBON

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET SHELTERS + FURNISHINGS

THE NICOLLET CHAIR

CAFÉ SEATING

SUN BED

NOOK BENCH

FIXED SEATING

TRANSIT SHELTER + NEWSSTAND/CAFÉ

TRASH, RECYCLING + COMPOSTING BINS

BIKE RACK

RETRACTABLE BOLLARD

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET FURNISHINGS THEATER IN THE ROUND

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

THE NICOLLET FURNISHINGS FIRE PIT

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

NICOLLET WALK

“LIVE”

“WORK”

“PLAY”

JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS TEAM

Tom Leader Studio/!melk

TOM LEADER STUDIO

!melk

Bruce Mau Design

L’Observatoire
ETM

BARR

Community Design Group

Marquette Advisors

Musicant Group

Ellana

tom leader studio
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN

!melk
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

bruce mau design
BRANDING IDENTITY + SIGNAGE BRANDING,

barr engineering
ENGINEERING + SUSTAINABILITY

l’observatoire
LIGHTING DESIGN

etm associates
MAINTENANCE + OPERATIONS PLANNING

community design group
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ENGAGEMENT PEDESTRIAN + BIKE PLANNING

marquette advisors
FINANCE STRATEGY + MARKET ANALYSIS

the musicant group
PROGRAMMING

what is minneapolis?
#1 bicycle city in america #2 cleanest city in america #2 safest city in america highest % of urban park land nationally #6 most culturally vital city in america

wh0 is minneapolis?
largest somali and hmong populations in the u.s most vibrant glbt community in the nation 3rd best place to grow old our downtown has 16,464 creative employees per sq mile highest annual volunteer rate in the nation

the triple spine

urban surface

bedrock

primitive + dynamic

grain

organism playground urban theater

organism

grain (ground plane)

+

knots (planting + program)

EXISTING ELEMENTS

6 700 sf 6,700
planters

1.6% of nicollet streetscape

consolidation

36 678 sf 36,678
park
18% increase of greenspace

rural mn

prairie

oak savannah

lake superior

aspen forest

mississippi river

knots

increase pedestrian dominion

1

minimize the curb

2

keep right-of-way right of way consistent + intuitive

3

grow nicollet

increase bike access

materials
gravel rough pavers custom paver type 2 cedar pavers custom paver type 1 custom paver type 3

paving approach
option 1: remove subslab option 2: keep subslab

stormwater management

snow melt
hot water conduit trees + plants drainage layer structural soil heat exchange unit

the planting area intercepts both surface runoff and excess water in the drainage layer, passively irrigating the vegetation and reducing runoff.

hot o water a from om geothermal or waste heat

las vegas, nv

birmingham, al

brown university, ri

new york, york ny

houston tx houston,

palo alto alto, ca

providence, ri

breda, the netherlands

rotterdam, the netherlands

zones

market plaza loring plaza

gateway park peavey plaza

live / play

eat

shop

loring plaza

s 12th -13th street

designated two-way bike lanes

loring plaza

typical block

s 9th -10th street

10th st s looking towards 9th st s

lighting

café zones

wood platform

market plaza

s 6th -7th street

market plaza in winter

gateway park

s3rd street to the river

gateway park in winter

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