Nimbus: Monumental Key Feature for Nicollet Mall by Tristan Al-Haddad

Rendering of street view of Nimbus.

Nimbus by Tristan Al-Haddad complements the Theater in the Round at Minneapolis Central Library

Nimbus is a sculptural complement to the Theater in the Round by James Corner Field Operations in the forecourt of Minneapolis Central Library between 3rd and 4th Streets. The piece, constructed like an airplane wing and cantilevering 45-feet over the sidewalk, creates a visceral experience of light, form, and phenomena. It provides a framing threshold for pedestrians to pass through while simultaneously embracing those seated below in the Theater in the Round. The artwork is constructed from weathering steel and at night, will flood the site with a halo of light.

Technical drawing of Nimbus.

Elliptical geometry relates to the shape of the Theater in the Round’s seating below and aligns with the movement of people on the Mall.

Read more about the inspiration and aspirations for Nimbus on Tristan’s Artist Process page and visit Formations Studio to see his past work.