The crisp contemporary open aesthetic of the addition acts as a counterpoint to the original auditorium while acknowledging the legacy of Minneapolis’ modernist downtown buildings and public spaces, designed by some of the 20th century’s most prominent architects.
Andre Kikoski Architect designed a simple Kiosk adaptation of one of the museum’s iconic geometric forms. The teardrop shaped plan is extruded into a sloping and gently torqued volume that is clad in a double skin of luminous faceted resin rain-screen panels layered over a stainless skin.
Unlike most building construction projects that are built from the ground up, the PAC, once the main structure was complete, was built top down. All of the equipment, catwalks and acoustical features unique to a PAC, were built first with floors being poured much later in the schedule than typically… Read More