Digital Media Lab
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The project typology for this design thesis will be a research and technology park in conjunction with the University of Minnesota and the design profession as a bridging facility for the advancement of digital techniques in design. The thesis will examine the tension between the materialism of the built environment and the de-materialism of the data used to design it. The project will be located in the city of Minneapolis along the Mississippi River. The site is known as Gasworks Bluff, and is centered between the University of Minnesota and downtown Minneapolis. The project will consist of two buildings with a total of 30,000 square feet. The majority of the nine acre site will be developed as a park for the community.