Location: Oakdale, MN
The Imation Discovery Technology Center is a generation research and development facility at the Imation Enterprises, Inc. Oakdale, Minnesota campus. The design of the 438,000 sf Discovery Technology Center consists of three flexible R&D/office modules. Each contains four floors and equipment penthouses. The R&D modules are linked together by community and support “knuckles” designed to promote interaction and communication.
The architectural expression of Discovery is related to the building’s functional organization. The three R&D modules are a neutral expression rendered in brick and a horizontal glazing system. The contrasting curvilinear knuckles are clad in glass and aluminum to capture the spirit of Imation.