Gallery: Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for a Naturally Daylit Art Museum fo...

Aspen, Colorado will soon have more than amazing ski slopes to attract visitors - they'll also have the work of internationally acclaimed architect Shigeru Ban, who is designing the new Aspen Art Museum. The museum was inspired by the surrounding ski slopes - visitors will walk up the stairs or take the escalator up to the top floor, admire the views from the rooftop decks and then come down through the exhibits - an experience similar to ascending a mountain and skiing down to the bottom. A giant wooden shade screen will cover the exterior of the building, while an abundance of skylights will allow daylight to filter into its interior.

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