Vetter Stone Plaza River Wall

Submitted by Greg Mueller

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Client: City of Mankato MN

Location: City Center Mankato, MN, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $250,000

Project Team

Artist

Greg Mueller

Mueller Studio

Industry Resource

Vetter Stone Company

Art Consultant

Noelle Lawton

Twin Rivers Council for the Arts

Artist

Korrin Lohmann

Architect

IS Group Architects and Engineers

Public Art Agent

City of Mankato

City of Mankato Public Works

Overview

Vetter Stone Plaza creates a gathering space outside the new Civic Center Performance Hall addition in downtown Mankato, Minnesota. The Stone Wall features a topographical view of the Minnesota River’s curves and angulations as it flows from New Ulm, through Mankato and northward to St. Peter, Minnesota.

Goals

IS Architecture Group envisioned a wall to separate the Loading Dock area from the pedestrian walkway to the Performance Hall. The solution was a barrier that also acted as a sculptural focal point for the gathering space. The unique cut Vetter Stone is quarried locally. Mounted onto the stone is the River element composed of weathering Cor-ten and powdercoated steel. The offset between the 2 metals will feature LED lighting at night

Process

The Process involved a wide range of Partners: Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, IS Group Architects, City of Mankato Engineers, Vetter Stone Company, Mueller Studio, Korrin Lohmann, Bench design and fabrication, Webb Construction Mankato, MN

Additional Information

Special Thanks to Twin Rivers Council for the Arts for coordination, and Vetter Stone Company for their generous donation of stone and design work.