MODERN MUSEUM EMBRACES COLORADO HISTORY
HISTORY COLORADO CENTERDENVER, 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.