Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Denver Art Museum; Frederic C. Hamilton Building

Preferred Title: 
Denver Art Museum; Frederic C. Hamilton Building
Alternate Title: 
Denver Art Museum Extension
Image View: 
View of the café
Creator: 
Daniel Libeskind (American architect, born 1946)
Location: 
site: Denver Art Museum (Denver, Colorado, United States)
Location Note: 
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Date: 
2003-2006 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
American
Style Period: 
Twenty-first century
Work Type 1: 
art museum
Classification: 
architecture
Material: 
titanium cladding
Technique: 
construction (assembling)
Subjects: 
architectural exteriors; contemporary (1960 to present); Art museums; educational
Description: 
The Hamilton Building's design recalls the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and geometric rock crystals found in the foothills near Denver. "I was inspired by the light and the geology of the Rockies, but most of all by the wide-open faces of the people of Denver," says Libeskind. The building is covered in 9,000 titanium panels that reflect the Colorado sunshine. The 146,000-square-foot Hamilton Building opened to the public October 7, 2006. (Source: Denver Art Museum [website]; http://www.denverartmuseum.org/)
Collection: 
Archivision Addition Module Three
Identifier: 
1A1-LD-DAME-B11
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.