Luna was designed to complement the unique Masonic Children’s Hospital located on the University of Minnesota west bank campus. The goal of the project was to provide lower cost housing for hospital and university staff and students. Common amenities on the first floor include a lounge with game table, TV’s, comfortable seating and a coffee bar. The building also has an on-site fitness center and conference rooms available for resident use. A rooftop deck offers outdoor space with skyline views and a nearby park and the Mississippi river are a short distance away. It’s proximity to the University makes it an attractive housing alternative for many students.
The exterior materials consist primarily of storefront glass facing the streets with brick on the enclosed portion of the parking garage. Varying shades and sizes of blue vertical metal siding highlights the corner and offsets from each other to emphasize the floor line. Light gray metal siding wraps the other sides of the building and includes a horizontal metal band at each floor line. A dark fiber cement siding is used as an accent material on the recessed section.
Interior photography courtesy of Reuter Walton.