Prominent Shortlist for Park City’s Kimball Art Center

National
Thursday, January 12, 2012
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A stacked-timber design by BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group.

A stacked-timber design by BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group. (All images courtesy Kimball Art Center)

Five noted teams have been shortlisted from a pool of 18 to renovate and expand the Kimball Art Center (KAC) in Park City, Utah. The firms include BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group; Brooks + Scarpa Architects; Sparano + Mooney Architecture; Will Bruder + Parnets; and Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects. The center offers exhibitions as well as art classes, workshops, and other educational programs. Plans call for renovating the interior of the existing KAC and constructing a new modern building next door. Each of the proposals will be displayed using augmented reality, photography, and video during the Sundance Film Festival from January 19 through the 29 and a jury will select a winner in February once the public has had a chance to weigh in on their favorites. Construction could begin as soon as mid-2013 with the new wing opening in 2015.

“We want visitors to see Park City as an important emerging arts destination, and a new building of architectural importance, with an enhanced facility for the presentation of art, will do just that,” said Robin Marrouche, the Kimball’s executive director, in a statement. “In addition to the positive economic effects the project could have on the region in the long term, we want to further enrich our community, allowing us to expand our exhibition and educational offerings and provide a much needed public gathering space in Old Town.”

A stacked-timber design by BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group.

A stacked-timber design by BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group.

BIG’s proposal calls for a twisting, stacked timber structure made from reclaimed train tracks, enclosing an interior spiral staircase and topped with an roof terrace. A sculpture garden would be included on top of the original structure.

The "Kimball Cloud" by Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

The "Kimball Cloud" by Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

Brooks + Scarpa Architects designed a honeycomb tower called the “Kimball Cloud” that incorporates solar energy and natural ventilation. A rooftop terrace and garden is included in the new building.

Aspen-tree-inspired design by Sparano + Mooney Architecture.

Aspen-tree-inspired design by Sparano + Mooney Architecture.

Sparano + Mooney Architecture also calls for timber construction, this time inspired by the Aspen tree. The new building will be covered with a photovoltaic glass screen allowing the new space to be flooded with light.

Canyon-inspired design by Will Bruder + Partners Ltd.

Canyon-inspired design by Will Bruder + Partners Ltd.

Will Bruder + Partners designed a building with a colored ceramic facade that references both the adjacent masonry buildings in Park City’s historic district as well as the surrounding canyons. The proposal features a rooftop terrace and a central skylight.

"Box of Sky and Shadow" by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

"Box of Sky and Shadow" by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Todd Williams Billie Tsien’s proposal, dubbed a “Box of Sky and Shadow,” frames mountain views and includes an exterior scrim for film projects.

Check out more images of the five proposals below. Click on a thumbnail to launch the slideshow.

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