TMBR is poised to become the tallest mass timber building in the United States. The mass timber frame rises 120 feet to house 11 stories of a residential condos and ground level retail in the historic North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 160,000 square foot building provides a way to reduce our carbon footprint and promote healthy, sustainable living in the urban core. The building is designed to meet the US Green Building Council’s LEED Gold standards.
The material pallet is inspired by the brick warehouses of the neighborhood but chosen for their low-carbon impact. A natural terracotta curtain wall, blackened steel and timber respects the early 20th century neighboring buildings but reinvents the pallet in modern way, sequestering carbon dioxide for centuries; the equivalent of taking 300 cars off the streets for a year. The custom terracotta panels create texture while mitigating sound from the adjacent rail lines. The envelop is a high-performance facade composed of innovative low-e glazing and films that create high levels of energy efficiency. Each material serves a functional purpose while creating a rich texture of materials.
Interiors design focuses upon high-quality materials that are sustainable and local. White concrete, natural wood, and modern bright finishes frame clean bright spaces. Each resident enjoys a large screened outdoor living space with views and integrated plantings. The overall experience of the building is quality in detail and the ultimate in sustainable luxury living.