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Kimball Art Center in Park City by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Article source: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Park City and the Kimball Art Center exist in an alpine landscape of great scale and beauty.  While this is a superb location, it is a daunting challenge to making a building with an iconic presence.

Rather than trying to compete with the power of this place we have chosen to capture and contain its spirit through framed openings to the mountains and the sky.  The new galleries, on the upper level, flank two outdoor rooms.  Surrounded by sheets of hammered and punctured copper – these are sky rooms – looking out to the landscape and open to the atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Brooks + Scarpa has released their proposal for the roughly 22,000 square foot addition to the existing 12,000 square foot 1929 historic Kimball Art Center located in the heart of downtown Park City at the corner of Main Street and Heber Ave.

The design concept for the new Kimball Art Center is to perceptually bring the mesmerizing and seemingly endless deep blue Park City sky directly into the space of the city. Despite the time of year or weather conditions, the sky always seems to quickly return to its infinite and hypnotic clarity, with rarely a cloud in the sky. It provokes a kind of indelible wonder; a dreamlike state of mind that engages the viewer, heightens their sense of awareness, and brings a sense of vitality to the place. The Kimball “Cloud” delivers a new experience and expands art into the broader Park City community, creating a new social space for the 21st century.

North View Approach

 

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Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah by Will Bruder + Partners

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: Will Bruder + Partners

KAC as Urban Magnet…

Will Bruder + PARTNERS’ design proposal for the reinvented Kimball Art Center creates a community arts pavilion that is scaled to and complementary to its urban context — proportioned to be understood and enjoyed both from the pace of a pedestrian on Main Street or through the perspective of a visitor’s windshield as they arrive in Park City. The Kimball Art Center is conceived as a comfortable building of its place and time that also celebrates the challenge of ‘the new’. It is a home to the possibilities of ‘making and ideas’, as it serves its mission of providing quality arts education, exhibition, and events.

 

Heber Ave and Main St looking northwest

  • Architects: Will Bruder + Partners
  • Project: Kimball Art Center
  • Location: Park City, Utah
  • Design lead: will bruder
  • Design team: andrebighorse, patrickbradley, craigchapple, elizabethgalvez, rob gaspard, richardjensen, christophkaiser, ethanlay-sleeper, kentmcclure, ben nesbeitt, angelapoorman, louise  roman, anthonytuminello, matt winquist withbrucetaylor of summit design architecture Park City, UT, &mark rudow of rudow and berry structural engineers

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Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah by BIG

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Article source: BIG

In approaching the design for the new Kimball Art Center, we found great inspiration in the urban development of Park City, the Kimball site, and the city’s mining heritage. We feel the form of the new Kimball Art Center emerges where these rich stories overlap.

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  • Architect: BIG
  • Name of Project: Kimball Art Center
  • Location: Park City, Utah, USA
  • Client: Kimball Art Center
  • Size: 2.800 m2, 30.000 sf
  • Collaborators: Nexus Architects, Dunn Associates, Van Boerum & Frank Associates, and Envision Engineering
  • Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels
  • Project leader: Leon Rost
  • Team members: Terrence Chew, Suemin Jeon, Chris Falla, Andreia Teixeira, Ho Kyung Lee

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