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NewsNews • 30 Jul 2020

Diller Scofidio + Renfro wraps warped US Olympic and Paralympic Museum in 9,000 uniquely shaped anodized aluminum panels

Diller Scofidio + Renfro shape the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum as a tribute to the athlete’s movements. At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado Springs, the 60,000 sf building includes 20,000 sf of galleries, a state-of-the-art theater, event space and cafe.  Jason O'Rear Accessibility was a key factor from the start. The design team consulted Paralympic athletes and persons with disabilities that lead to a route of ramps that guide visitors downhill a gentle-grade. 6 feet wide ramps can accommodate side-by-side movement of two visitors including a wheelchair.  Jason O'Rear The structure consists of a steel frame superstructure anchored by cast-in-place concrete lateral cores. The architects wrapped... More