Block 9 Civic Plaza

Block 9 Civic Plaza

Client

Kilbourne Construction Management

Size

~21,000 sf plaza / $4M / 292,000sf building

 

Collaborators

SOM Architects

Rundell Ernstberger + Associates

 

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Block 9 Civic Plaza

Fargo, North Dakota

 

This new civic plaza space anchors a mixed-use development slated to become the tallest tower in downtown Fargo including office space, condominiums, restaurants, retail, and a hotel.

The plaza is designed to become Downtown Fargo's gathering place and will be heavily programmed by the Fargo Parks District. The design includes a bandshell for outdoor live performances, interactive water features, and a flexible event lawn space that converts to an ice skating rink in the winter.  Technology infrastructure is also integrated into the plaza to support programming and operations.

A series of lighting towers frames the event lawn and skating rink area, providing aesthetic lighting, power receptacles, integrated sound speakers and security cameras for the space. These structures also provide opportunities for shade device connections. Artwork and environmental graphics are integrated into the plaza, including opportunities for a major sculptural focal point at the Broadway and 2nd Avenue intersection.