Denver Art Museum
There was a point in history of architecture, the late 20th century, when architectural movements ceased to exist, or they developed into so many that they couldn’t be counted. The fact that the characteristics of new constructive materials exceeded the classical use of construction allowed builders to experiment with shapes and structures.
It also gave birth to the generation of “starchitects”, architects with unambiguous signature and the architectural brands.
The Hamilton Building, the latest addition to the Denver Art Museum is an obvious building-sculpture of Daniel Libeskind. Sharp edged, featuring long, unexpected openings and network of criss-crossed constructive lines, it couldn’t have been work of another.
The deconstructivist pavilion, clad in titanium tin was meant to recall sharp edges of the Rockies. Successful or not in that sense, the building surely succeeded in becoming an urban spectacle, cutting though the city blocks with its crystal like appearance, becoming the part of the exhibition of contemporary art it is hosting.
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