Where: St. Paul, MN
Architect: Snow Kreilich Architects, Inc, AECOM, Ryan Companies US, Inc
Why it’s cool: It’s a seriously environmentally friendly ballpark that’s integrated with the community, both physically and in spirit.
CHS serves as the new home for the district of Lowertown’s wacky minor-league baseball team the St. Paul Saints (partially owned by Bill Murray -- true story), in a design that the architect describes as “porous”: It’s open to the street wherever possible, with a 360 concourse that includes grassy fields on one side where fans can lay out on the grass. It’s also got other baseball fields beat in terms of environmental friendliness, with 90% of the park made from the former Gillette building that sat on the property, as well as solar panels, a rainwater-collection system, and bike racks.