Diller Scofidio + Renfro released a glimpse of the preliminary concept for the United States Olympic Museum, scheduled to open in 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO. “Inspired by the movement 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. Expressed in two parts of one body in counterpoise, the building frames a new downtown public plaza below the view of Pike’s Peak, and extends a new axis to the America the Beautiful Park West.” Elizabeth Diller, founding partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
West Vermijo Avenue View, May 2015; Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Plaza View, May 2015; Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
View from the Northwest, May 2015; Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
United States Olympic Museum Facts:
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Size: 60,000 sf
Program: Cultural Institution
Collaborators: Anderson Mason Dale Architects of Denver (architect of record); Gallagher and Associates of Washington, D.C. (exhibit designer); Pacific Studio of Seattle (exhibit fabricator); and Barrie Projects of Cleveland (national museum consultant). GE Johnson of Colorado Springs will serve as general contractor.