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Extension to the Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building in Colorado by Studio Daniel Libeskind

April 19th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The Extension to the Denver Art Museum, The Frederic C. Hamilton Building, is an expansion and addition to the existing museum, designed by the Italian Architect Gio Ponti. The 146,000-square-foot extension, which opened in October 2006, currently houses the Modern and Contemporary art collections as well as the collections of Oceanic and African Art.

Night view from street (Image Courtesy Michele Nastasi)

  • Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: Extension to the Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Building size: 146,000 sq.ft
  • Structure: Concrete structure with titanium cladding
  • Client: Denver Art Museum
  • Joint Venture Partner: Davis Partnership
  • Structural Engineer: Arup (Los Angeles)
  • Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer: MKK Engineers and Arup (Los Angeles) (M&E)

Aerial View of museum and Museum Residences (Image Courtesy BitterBredt)

  • Civil Engineer: JF Sato and Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind with Davis Partnership
  • Lighting Designer: George Sexton and Associates
  • Façade: Gordon H Smith, ARUP, BCE;
  • Contractor: M.A Mortensen Co. (Colorado)
  • Structural Connection Design: Structural Consultants, Inc.
  • Mechanical Air: Arup-Los Angeles
  • Theater Consultant: Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
  • Acoustical Consultant: ARUP (LA)
  • Graphics: Arthouse
  • Lobby Consultant: LORD Cultural Resources
  • Wind Tunnel Testing: CPP
  • Traffic: Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
  • Vertical Transportation: HKA Elevator Consulting
  • Status: Completed
  • Completion Date: 2006

Antony Gormley's Quantum Could XXXIII (Image Courtesy BitterBredt)

The Hamilton Building’s design recalls the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and geometric rock crystals found in the foothills near Denver. The materials of the building closely relate to the existing context as well as introducing innovative new materials, such as the 9,000 titanium panels which cover the building’s surface and reflect the brilliant Colorado sunlight. The project is designed as part of a composition of public spaces, monuments and gateways in this developing part of the city, tying together downtown, the Civic Center, and forming a strong connection to the golden triangle neighborhood.

Auditorium (Image Courtesy BitterBredt)

Circular Counters are part of Engi Installation (Image Courtesy BitterBredt)

Contemporary Art Gallery (Image Courtesy BitterBredt)

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Paper Model Composite (Image Courtesy SDL)

Titanium clad entryway (Image Courtesy BitterBredt)

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