The Denver Art Museum is the first Building Studio Libeskind has completed in America. Alias Frederic C. The structure, the Hamilton Building, was designed in Denver in 1971 as an addition to the existing art museum, designed by Italian architect Gio Pionti. Opened in 2006, this annex houses collections and exhibitions of Contemporary Art, as well as works of Oceania and African art.
Denver, in the U.S. State of Colorado, is a city located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 1,560. The Rocky Mountains, which stretch across the west of America, are one of the biggest geographical factors affecting life in the city. Daniel Libeskind also did not ignore the impact of these mountains when designing the Denver Art Museum. Libeskind’s design can be described as a series of geometric volumes inspired by the valleys and hills of the Rocky Mountains.
Libeskind’s decision to completely cover the facade of the building with titanium is one of the features that make the structure unique. More than 9,000 titanium panels were used in the entire 13,500-square-foot building. These panels were donated to the museum by a titanium manufacturer from Denver. Another notable part of the museum is its cantilevered spire on the street next to it. The tip of this console shows the current museum structure designed by Gio Pionti. A steel and glass bridge extending from this part of the structure connects the two museum structures.
Architect: Studio Libeskind
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Production year: 2003-2006