MODERN MUSEUM EMBRACES COLORADO HISTORY

HISTORY COLORADO CENTER

DENVER, CO

 

EXTENDING THE CIVIC CENTER DISTRICT

The History Colorado Center extends the Civic Center district southward, expanding this uniquely designed neighborhood and creating a new "Front Door" for the Cultural Complex which currently includes the Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library.


INTEGRATING BUILDING MATERIALS AND COLORADO LANDSCAPE INTO AN URBAN CONTEXT

Despite the urban context, the landscape is carefully integrated to create high impact. Hardscape materials enhance the distinctive limestone building with the ground plane while ornamental grass plantings soften the edges. A teaching garden allows museum officials to create outdoor educational opportunities. Colorado's state grass, blue grama, is used throughout the landscape adding a recognizable sense of authenticity.

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The best example of the integration of architecture with site to express the power of the civic realm was masterfully executed by studioINSITE—I could not be more pleased with their work.
— DAVID TRYBA, FAIA, Founder of Tryba Architects
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