Krause Gateway Center
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Des Moines, Iowa
This new corporate headquarters in Downtown Des Moines includes an urban forest and a first of its kind prairie rooftop garden overlooking the Pappjohn Sculpture Park.
The four-acre site is intended to be viewed and function as an extension of the adjacent Pappajohn Sculpture Park providing amenities not included in the park such as shade, lush plantings and intimate seating areas. Confluence led Kum & Go executives through a visioning and goal setting exercise to ensure the new facility reflected the company’s corporate culture and brand. These responsibilities included assisting Kum & Go with project site selection and the selection of an international design architect for the project.
Our landscape architects collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team composed of world-renowned architecture firm, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and local architecture firm, OPN Architects, among others to create this integrated headquarters facility that reflects the Iowa landscape.