Location: Minneapolis, MN
ESG designed the iconic, modern Edgewater as a gateway building between the first-ring suburbs and the bucolic, urban lakes at the edge of the bustling Uptown neighborhood. A benchmark building for residential design, the Edgewater’s rigorous modern forms are rendered in high-quality stone, glass and copper over a concrete structural frame. Inside, units range from 1,300 to 3,000 square feet and were left unfinished to allow for customization. The building boasts the first full green roof over a private multi-family development in Minneapolis. The green roof, in addition to thoughtful landscaping around the building, retains and treats at least 35%- 65% of the stormwater runoff on site and minimizes heat island effect. Balconies with views of the lake district, penthouses with terraces, and a sculpture garden outside the building add to the project’s marketability and appeal.