Town Enclosure Installation / CLB Architects

Town Enclosure Installation / CLB Architects

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  • Design : CLB Architects
  • Other Supporters : Anvil Hotel, Center for the Arts Creative in Residence Program, Center of Wonder, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Dembergh Construction, Western Trust, Altamira Gallery, MountainSpaces, Nelson Engineering
  • City : Bozeman
  • Country : United States
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Town Enclosure Installation  / CLB Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Matthew Millman

Text description provided by the architects. Town Enclosure is an art installation designed by CLB Architects and commissioned by Jackson Hole Public Art with support from the Center for the Arts, Jackson businesses, and private donors. Developed as part of the Center for the Art’s Creative in Residence Program, Town Enclosure was conceived as a gathering place that also functioned as a sculptural art installation.

Town Enclosure Installation  / CLB Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Matthew Millman
Town Enclosure Installation  / CLB Architects - Exterior Photography, Garden
© Matthew Millman

The design is flexible, always open to the public, and capable of being used in a variety of ways—both formal and spontaneous—to foster artistic experiences en plein air. Town Enclosure becomes a place for community engagement and a venue for artistic expression: a place for performance and exhibition, and an armature for creative discovery. Originally located in Town Square Park in downtown Jackson, the installation was relocated to Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, Montana in 2021.

Town Enclosure Installation  / CLB Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Garden
© Matthew Millman

The installation is a 52-foot-diameter circular array of 13.3-foot-tall, cross-laminated timber wall panels which range in width between 7-to-12 feet. Rather than radiating away from the center like spokes in a wheel, the panels are parallel and arranged the circumference of the circular form. Spaces between the panels invite exploration. From a distance, the composition acknowledges its mountainous setting, engages passersby and serves as a sympathetic counterpoint to its natural setting.

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Its form is derived from symbols of placemaking in the Mountain West, such as fences and corrals, as well as from iconic landmarks like the West Buttress of the Grand Teton. Town Enclosure’s simultaneous transparency and opaqueness create layers of interpretation, lending depth and complexity to the otherwise simple form. True engagement happens as one moves around and within.

Town Enclosure Installation  / CLB Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Garden
© Matthew Millman

The installation has received a variety of recognition, including design awards from the AIA Western Mountain Region, Americans for the Arts, Jacques Benedict Award, Architizer A+ Awards, and Rethinking the Future, among others. 

Town Enclosure Installation  / CLB Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Column
© Matthew Millman

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Address:140 E Main St A, Bozeman, MT 59715, United States

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Cite: "Town Enclosure Installation / CLB Architects" 19 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/973809/town-enclosure-installation-clb-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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