A retrofit project turned a dated Minneapolis museum into a vibrant, colorful building clad with varying shades of blue glass supplied by Sto Corp.
The Cafesjian Art Trust was built in 1977. It features various glass sculptures from artists such as Victor Vasarely, Georges Braque, Joan Miro, Arshile Gorky, and more. To capture the collection’s spirit and enhance the exterior façade, Mohagen Hansen Architecture | Interiors designed a colorful entrance featuring Sto’s StoVentec Glass Rainscreen system in three shades of blue.
The project team worked closely with Sto to craft custom shapes around I-beams that came through the walls. Using StoVentec lites allowed the glass to seamlessly connect to the adjacent material and clamshell around the beams. United Glass was the installer.
The 1,700 square feet of StoVentec panels were manufactured by fusing colors directly into the glass before tempering to create a permanent color that will not wear, scratch, fade or suffer water damage.