The vision for the new AFL-CIO building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds was to create a visible presence for effective communication with the public. With over two million visitors to the Fair every August, maximizing flexibility for multiple points of interaction was top priority. Cuningham Group’s design solution showcases open and large entries that flow into the exterior exhibit plaza. Portable kiosks allow members to integrate video and interactive technologies into their displays, while interpretive elements highlight construction techniques used throughout the building. The AFL-CIO building also incorporates a number of sustainable strategies such as natural ventilation, on-site stormwater management, and use of local materials.