United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Project: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _01 Night view   mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _02 United States Olympic Museum site plan   mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _03 United States Olympic Museum aerial site view   mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _04 United States Olympic Museum view from Vermijo Avenue   mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _05 United States Olympic Museum plaza (summer)   mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _06 United States Olympic Museum plaza (winter) mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _07 United States Olympic Museum lobby atrium   mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _08 United States Olympic Museum theater   mm_United States Olympic Museum design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro _09 United States Olympic Museum boardroom   Project: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro The United States Olympic Museum, a new cultural facility recognized by the International Olympic Committee, celebrates American Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, home of the United States Olympic Training Center, the 65,750 square foot museum takes its athletes as inspiration; the design idealizes athletic motion by organizing its programs – galleries, auditorium, and administrative spaces – twisting and stretching centrifugally around an atrium space. Visitors arrive at the ground level of the atrium, and then ascend to the top of the building quickly and gradually spiral down through a sequence of loft galleries, moving back-and-forth from the introspective atrium to the building’s perimeter and views to the city and the mountains. The museum and the landscape are designed to form a new public plaza, nestling a distant view of Pikes Peak and an intersecting axis bridging downtown across the train tracks to the America the Beautiful Park to the west. “It’s a rare opportunity to be part of a team that will bring the stories of U.S. Olympians, Paralympians, and the Olympic movement to the public in a building structure. The challenge for the architecture will be to embody the elegance of form, dynamism, and strength so characteristic of the athlete, and the appearance of effortlessness and without an ounce of fat!”  
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