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Mayo Clinic Health Facility recognized as 'Best in Brick'

The Mayo Clinic Health Facility in Cannon Falls, Minn., was among nine Best in Class winners of the 2015 Brick in Architecture Awards. The Brick Industry Association’s awards honor architecture that incorporates clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material.

The choice of brick gives the facility of sense of permanence and stature sited on the 51‐acre wooded site. Choosing tones of tan and beige for the entry façade set against a main palette of red brick for the central core, the aesthetic takes on the characteristics of stone familiar to residents in the region at a lower cost than stone, according to a release on the awards.

The brick and colors blend in with the surrounding environment, allowing the facility to grow out of the hillside while also becoming a natural part of the landscape. The earth‐tone brick colors are then picked up inside the facility to give patients and staff a warm and comfortable environment for receiving and delivery care.

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