BIG designs Kimball Art Center in Utah

BIG + Architectural Nexus + Dunn Associates + VBFA + Envision Engineering + Big D design the winning proposal for the renovation and expansion of Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, projected for completion by Mid-2015.

BIG + Architectural Nexus + Dunn Associates + VBFA + Envision Engineering + Big D design the winning proposal for the renovation and expansion of Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, projected for completion by Mid-2015.

Park City, the Utah mountain town best known for catering to skiers and the Sundance Film Festival, now wants to attract art lovers by housing its local art center in a towering, half-twisted log cabin.

BIG_Kimball_220.jpgThe Kimball Art Center, a 35-year-old art nonprofit now in a former garage, has hired the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to design its new home, according to its board. The $10 million-plus expansion project, which incorporates the garage, will create larger galleries for the Kimball's art exhibits, a sunken theater for dance performances and a sculpture park located atop a grassy roof terrace.

The Kimball has no permanent collection, but its show of Ansel Adams's early landscape photographs attracted large crowds a couple of years ago, as did an exhibit of works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol lent by major local collectors.

Bjarke Ingels said to The Wall Street Journal that he plans to visit the site often: "I also really love to ski."

Source: BIG and The Wall Street Journal

 

 

 

Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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