Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Spiralling Design For US Olympic Museum

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New York architecture studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has unveiled a preliminary design and style for a new museum in Colorado Springs focused to the legacy of US Olympic and Paralympic athletes .

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's US Olympic Museum concept

Galleries and public areas for the US Olympic Museum are organised all around a big atrium, forming a series of spaces that lead to a leading floor gallery with a framed view of Pike’s Peak.

“Inspired by the motion of athletes, the United States Olympic Museum spirals up and outwards from a central atrium, drawing the public in at its base and propelling them up through the galleries,” said Diller Scofidio + Renfro principal Elizabeth Diller in a statement.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's US Olympic Museum concept

A new plaza extends the series of public spaces in America The Beautiful Park – a 12-hectare national park inside of the city. A set of lower-rise stairs perform as bleachers and merges the building with the plaza to encourage public gathering. The complete undertaking site covers .seven hectares in a key urban renewal area in downtown Colorado Springs.


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The 5,600-square-metre facility will be the only museum in the US committed to the Olympic Games. In addition to the 1,900 square metres of galleries, the museum will also consist of a big auditorium and broadcast studio.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's US Olympic Museum concept

Museum officials hope to break ground in 2016, with a opening date set for 2018 – in time for the Winter Olympics, which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. Ahead of then, they will want to increase \$80 million to create and operate the museum. It has previously obtained \$42 million in direction of the development.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's US Olympic Museum concept

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is currently operating on a spate of museum tasks about the US, like the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and a new artwork centre at Stanford University. The studio is also doing work on the Berkeley Artwork Museum and Pacific Movie Archive at the University of California at Berkeley, and an growth at the Museum of Present day Art in New York.

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