Which is Your Favorite Design for the Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT?

  • 364 Votes BIG's Twisting Timber Eco Tower
  • 485 Votes Brooks + Scarpa's Cloud-Like Tower
  • 450 Votes Sparano + Mooney's Aspen-Inspired Renovation
  • 26 Votes Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects' Box of Sky and Shadow
  • 294 Votes Will Bruder + Partners' Hip & Urban Renewable Energy Powered Proposal

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BIG’s Twisting Timber Eco Tower

Denmark-based BIG took inspiration from historic mining structures in Park City to design this twisting timber tower. They combined clean, modern lines with rustic timber to create a daylight-filled space that takes great pains to be energy-efficient.

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Brooks + Scarpa’s Cloud-Like Tower

LA-based Brooks + Scarpa designed an airy, cloud-like sculpture to top the renovation of the Kimball Art Center. The proposal features lots of daylighting, natural ventilation, and plenty of public event space.

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Sparano + Mooney’s Aspen-Inspired Renovation

Local Salt Lake City firm Sparano + Mooney looked to nature when designing their KAC renovation, which is focused around aspens and wood as its central theme. The beautiful and timeless design combines beetle-killed and locally harvested wood with a fritted glass exterior and solar photovoltaic-coated windows.

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Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects’ Box of Sky and Shadow

TWBTA were inspired by the surrounding alpine landscape so they wanted to capture a piece of nature with their proposal. Their Box of Sky and Shadow design features an influx of natural daylight, a copper-clad exterior, energy-efficient systems, and roof-mounted photovoltaics.

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Will Bruder + Partners’ Hip & Urban Renewable Energy Powered Proposal

Phoenix-based Will Bruder + Partners dreamed up an exciting and colorful addition for the historic arts center and topped it off with solar photovoltaics and vertical axis wind turbines. Of all the designs, this is certainly the most urban – it’s clad with a facade composed of multicolored stripes.

If you’re in Park City sometime this month, be sure to stop in at the Kimball Art Center to see the models in person and comment on the proposals. All of the projects will be on display throughout the Sundance Film Festival and a decision is expected to be reached sometime in February or March. Help them decide by voting for your favorite!

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