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Museum of Contemporary Art / Adjaye Associates

  • Architects: Adjaye Associates
  • Location: Denver, CO, USA
  • Area: 24963.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of adjaye assocates

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From the architect. Winning the competition to create a new building for MCA Denver, made this project Adjaye Associates’ first public commission in the US. With 20,000 square feet of exhibition, education and lecture spaces, bookshop and a roof garden area for outdoor art, the intention behind the design is for its architecture to ‘support rather than define the museum’s mission’.

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With no permanent collection, the museum is host to a programme of visiting exhibitions and for this reason the brief specified internal flexibility.

Courtesy of  adjaye assocates
Courtesy of adjaye assocates

The building acts as a receptacle whose contents are subject to considerable variation, hence the materiality of these areas is based on the use of a limited number of monochromes and textures.

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On completion, MCA Denver achieved the distinction of Gold Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED), making it the nation’s first LEED certified contemporary art museum; pioneering sustainability and taking a leadership role in the reduction of energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and use of raw materials.

Courtesy of  adjaye assocates
Courtesy of adjaye assocates
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