Gallery: BIG Proposes Twisting Timber Eco Tower for the Kimball Art Cen...

 
BIG led by Bjark Ingels has proposed a twisting timber tower as part of a design competition to renovate and expand the Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT. The green renovation of the existing historic structure will be combined with a new tower to expand the arts and culture center. Inspired by historic mining buildings from the ski town's past, BIG's concept makes use of reclaimed trestlewood from train tracks to build the new gallery and exhibition space. A number of other sustainable strategies, like solar power, rainwater collection, a high performing thermal envelope and daylighting will play into the design to give the town a new landmark tower and a name in the international arts world.

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  1. jeanine paquette January 29, 2012 at 1:28 am

    It’s a fascinating building design, approriarw in concept, atructural materials. It will be a most appealing art center wnhancement. I like it. Go for it. Thanks for opportunity to comment.

    Sincerely,
    Jeanine Paquette

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