Bold (cold) North. To ensure that visitors to Super Bowl Live, a free 10-day fan festival on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, weren’t feeling left out in the cold, local news station KARE 11 welcomed them via a traditional warming house built by Star.
The cedar-lined warming house was divided into three zones: At the right, a mobile broadcast booth for the KARE 11 news team; in the center, an inviting space for visitors to warm their fingers and toes; and at the left, a display room for Andersen Windows, the ceiling of which was an LED panel programmed to give visitors the feeling of standing beneath the Northern Lights.
The warming house was designed by Studio BV, a local architecture and design firm; Gardner Builders served as general contractor. Both companies worked with Star to set up the entire structure in the flex space of Star’s headquarters prior to installing it onsite in order to make sure that the house could easily be set up and taken down.
Following its more-than-warm reception during Super Bowl Live, the house was then dismantled and shipped to Andersen Windows headquarters in Bayport, Minn., where it will be installed as a permanent conference room.