Museum Residences

  • Category
  • Size
    126,000 s.f.
  • Complete
    December 2006
  • Location
    Denver, Colorado

Gallery-inspired condos form part of urban cultural weave

Davis Partnership Architects worked in collaboration with Studio Daniel Libeskind on this luxury residential architecture project. The urban planning venture was conceived as part of an overall composition comprised of the new Denver Art Museum extension, a parking garage, the Museum Residences condo tower, and a shared plaza. The vision for these elements was to integrate them aesthetically and thematically into the existing cultural, civic, and residential elements of the area, and to serve as a connective weave between downtown Denver and the Golden Triangle neighborhood. The Residences offer “gallery-inspired living,” a new approach to what living space can be; one immersed simultaneously in art, culture, and the urban environment. The design of each unit and plan geometries of corridors are conceived as sculpted, canyon-like spaces that allow natural light from the floor to ceiling glass façades to filter deep into each space.  The seven-story condo buildings are located on the corner of Twelfth Avenue and Acoma Street, and wrap around two sides of the parking garage. This unique configuration masks two of the garage walls from view and offers visual exposures to other residential and retail units. The building massing is comprised of two rectilinear, five-story glass volumes topped with sculpted, metal-clad, two-story penthouses, connected by a diagonal sloping metal-clad form at the southwest corner of the garage that interlocks with the glass volumes. [Read More]

Project Scope

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mixed Use
  • Civic
  • Residential

Award Winning Project

2009 American Institute of Architects (AIA) - New York Chapter Building Type Award
2009 CNBC Property Award Award for Best Development
2008 American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Denver Chapter Award of Honor for Design Excellence
2007 American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Colorado Chapter Award of Honor for Built Architecture
2007 Colorado Construction Magazine Gold Hard Hat Award Outstanding Glass/Glazing Project
2007 Real Estate & Construction Review Magazine Plaque of Honor – Top Project in Colorado
2007 Residential Architect Magazine Design Awards Merit Award for Multi-Family Residential
2006 Rocky Mountain Commercial Real Estate EXPO DU Fall Forecast Residential Multi-Family Project of the Year

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