KINETIC COMMONS

The Kinetic Commons Project is a competition entry to redesign a public pedestrian plaza on the University of Minnesota's campus. The existing plaza is located adjacent to the Weisman Art Museum by Frank Gehry and the new Science Teaching Student Services building by KPF Architects. HouMinn collaborated with VJAA (Vince James and Jennifer Yoos), as well as artist Diane Willow, and engineering firm VAA in the development of the project. This team was shortlisted, along with three other collaborative teams, and was declared winner of the competition in November, 2011.