Target Field Station

Minneapolis, MN

  • Owner

    Hennepin County

    Architect

    Perkins Eastman

  • Delivery Method

    Design/Build

    Size

    Ramp/Plaza/Shell Space –104,411 sq. ft.
    HERC Admin – 29,430 sq. ft.
    LRT Platform – 7,022 sq. ft.

Target Field Station (formerly known as the Interchange), located in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood, is a state-of-the-art multi-modal transit station with complementary mixed-used development and year-round activated public space. At the doorstep of Target Field, it is the new “Grand Central Station” of Minneapolis. Taking inspiration from the city’s distinct seasons and love of the outdoors, the project’s common areas have been specially designed to support a variety of activities for transit and non-transit users alike, ensuring maximum use and comfort.

The overall design emphasizes the principles of Open Transit by bringing together transit and urban culture into a one-of-a-kind destination that enhances commuters’ experience and promotes a strengthened community. Target Field Station will include a promenade and two levels of public plaza, with areas available for neighborhood bars and eateries, cultural and entertainment spaces, and community events. The site includes a Great Lawn, a valuable green space for activities, and 286 below grade parking spaces. The Great Lawn provides the city with opportunities for pre-game events, community concerts, and seasonal events, as well as a space for individual activities. An amphitheater and informal seating area form The Cascade which provides year-round entertainment and recreation opportunities, including a place for informal lunch meetings between friends or clients, street fairs, and outdoor concerts.

Awards:
2015 – Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects
2014 – Award of Merit for Airport/Transportation facility from ENR
2014 – First Place Award for Architectural Flooring or Hardscape from the Minnesota Concrete Council
2014 – First Place Award for Transportation Infrastructure from the Minnesota Concrete Council