Vendor Pavilions, Amphitheater, Restaurants
Cuningham Group’s master planning and comprehensive design work for the new West End Market at the Minnesota State Fair injects passion into a forward-thinking Fairgrounds vision balanced with traditional local aesthetics. Integration of a renewed and truly Minnesota experience began with the revitalization of the former Heritage Square. Cuningham Group’s design efficiently organizes vendor pavilions and includes the first ever fully air-conditioned public building on the grounds: The History & Heritage Center.
Additional highlights include the restoration and reuse of a historic street car arch at the main west entry; LuLu’s Public House, the only restaurant at the Fair with a second level patio; the striking Blue Barn food venue; the Hugh & Margaret Schilling Amphitheater; and a new bus drop area.
The project was completed in time for the 2014 Minnesota State Fair and contributed to record attendance.
Finance & Commerce
Top Projects, 2015