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Aspen Art Museum // Shigeru Ban Architects

Aspen, CO, United States

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The New Aspen Art Museum is located in the center of the high mountain town of Aspen Colorado on a prominent downtown corner site.
The three story kunsthalle provides galleries on the first two floors above ground level and on one floor below.
The third floor is a multi-function space and café.

© Shigeru Ban Architects

© Shigeru Ban Architects

© Shigeru Ban Architects

© Shigeru Ban Architects

Half of the third area is given over to an outdoor terrace with views up to the mountains.
Design features include an innovative long-span timber space-frame roof structure, woven panel façade, structural glass floors for gallery day-lighting, outdoor gallery stair which connects the site plaza to the third floor roof level, and glass elevator..

© Shigeru Ban Architects

© Shigeru Ban Architects

© Shigeru Ban Architects

© Shigeru Ban Architects

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