Globe Watch | September 2014
This year´s Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban has completed work on a new art gallery in American ski resort Aspen. The Japanese architect has designed a new home for the Aspen Art Museum, his first permanent museum building in America. The new museum facility is distinguished by its outer screen made of woven wood strips, which functions to shade the glass walls. The building is comprised of 17,500 sq ft of galleries, serving to triple the amount of exhibition space for the institution. The galleries are complemented by a rooftop sculpture garden, featuring sliding glass doors that allow for an open indoor-outdoor space, with views of the adjacent skiing mountain, Ajax. The structure´s opening occurs on the organisation´s 35th year of operation, and offers year-round free admission to guests.
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