A pair of apartments in Northeast Minneapolis will soon be home to hundreds of new residents and one far-reaching experiment: can housing be affordable and energy-efficient? Hook & Ladder Apartments aim to prove just that and provide a model for future buildings in Minneapolis and beyond. The two buildings are structured similarly but are built to different energy standards: one meets the Minnesota Green Communities standard, while the other meets the even more stringent Passive House specifications and it is the first of its kind in the midwest.
MMY is proud to collaborate with LHB Architects on this socially important project and design an economical structural system to help keep construction costs low without compromising on safety or energy efficiency.
Read more about the project in the Star Tribune.
The formal Grand Opening is scheduled for December 5th.
(Rendering and photo from Wenck Engineering)