studio daniel libeskind, architect with davis partnership architects, new york city and denver

Designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architect with Davis Partnership Architects, The Museum Residences complements the extension to the Denver Art Museum, across the street, on which the two firms collaborated. The condo building is “a bit chaotic, but that's part of the beauty of it,” said one judge.

Conceived as part of a larger urban plan that includes a shared plaza and a parking garage, the building consists of 55 luxury condos and 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The architects strategically sited the structure to wrap around two sides of the parking garage, reducing its visual impact, and they clad its geometric forms in metal to echo the adjacent titanium-clad museum. “We see the building as a thread that brings together the various neighborhoods—the downtown area to the north and the residential Golden Triangle area to the south,” says project architect Arne Emerson, of Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architect.

“The Deconstructivist character of the building is about shaking those cultural stereotypes of the rational,” said one judge. “It says residential buildings—not only cultural buildings—can be plastic and playful.”

principals in charge: Daniel Libeskind, FAIA, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architect, with Brit Probst, AIA, Davis Partnership Architects
project architect: Arne Emerson, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architect
land planner / landscape architect: Lynn Moore, Davis Partnership Architects
developer: George Thorn, Museum Residences LLC, Denver
general contractor: Shane Forbes, Milender White Construction Co., Golden, Colo.
interior designers: Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architect with Davis Partnership Architects
project size: 600 square feet to 2,000 square feet per unit
site size: 0.5 acre
construction cost: $166 per square foot
sales price: $343,000 to $1.2 million per unit
units in project: 55
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