As part of a 60-acre development, the City of Eagan, Minnesota wanted an impressive gathering space preserving the natural beauty of Central Park. TKDA collaborated with Moody/Nolan Ltd. Inc. of Columbus, Ohio in the design of the Central Park Community Center, a 73,000 SF space in an unspoiled, natural setting complete with woods and ponds.
The interior plan organized the community center into two halves: an active gymnasium/fitness side and a quiet community banquet side. TKDA designed the main lobby as a unifying element that serves as a public gathering space and is reflective of community life. Consisting of a 40 foot-tall two-story space, the lobby features a monumental stair, fireplace, and a two-story glass curtain-wall which visually connects the interior space with the surrounding natural setting.