Entry Title: Living in Place
Award: Honorable Mention
Team Number: 4228
School: North Carolina State University
About: Living in Place embraces the Vikings Stadium and allows it to play a vital role in the cultivation and continuation of urban life in Minneapolis. In recognition of its central location within the surrounding district, the stadium no longer sits as an isolated monument, disconnected from the city fabric. Instead, it becomes a catalyst for cross-cultural pollination. An extensive pedestrian and bicycle bridge wraps around the stadium and over the freeway, connecting cultures and communities further to the east, allowing Downtown East to experience more activity throughout the year. The stadium becomes a marker, a destination point, a place for numerous events such as festivals, parades, and winter recreational activities to occur on the expansive, sculpted terrain and open green space.
Living in Place is a development with a mixed population of young adults, families, and senior citizens representing a cross-section of the Minneapolis population. The community provides amenities such as a charter school, multiple food venues, and retail and commercial spaces, interconnected by greenways from the riverfront and the Mill District to Elliot Park.