The Expo 2027 site is designed to reverse the current trend of today’s resource-draining communities by capturing, storing, and recycling resources that naturally interact with — and are generated by — the site. Post construction, this has the potential to go beyond reducing adverse environmental impacts. While reducing the impact of cities to net zero, Expo 2027’s design reflects how natural patterns and forms within the built environment can benefit the natural environment. After the event, we propose a legacy plan: the facilities will become an innovation center, housing, and airport connectivity that will foster better living in Bloomington, and across all of Minneapolis.
The Expo 2027 master plan and design concept has been recognized by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies with the prestigious 2023 American Architecture Award.