NEW ASPEN ART MUSEUM (NAAM)
The New Aspen Art Museum is a Kunstalle located in downtown Aspen. Designed to harmonize with the beauty and mountains of Aspen, five key design components were implemented in this 33,000 square feet museum: The Moving Room Elevator , Grand Staircase, Wooden Screen, Wooden Roof Structure and the Walkable Skylights. The design captures the experience of ascent and descent, similar to the experience of skiing, using locally inspired materials in innovative ways to integrate the connection with the beauty of Aspen. As Director for Shigeru Ban Architects. Photography by Michael Moran.