This new iconic structure raises awareness for Denver Botanic Gardens’ important work in botanical and environmental research. Both form and skin of the building were inspired by natural phenomena – the former mimics the collision of two tectonic plates; the latter recalls the honeycomb pattern of a beehive composed of almost five hundred hexagonal Swisspearl® panels.
Location: 1007 YORK STREET, DENVER, USA
Type of building: Public Building
Architect: BURKETTDESIGN, DENVER, USA
Colours: SWISSPEARL® CARAT, BLACK OPAL 7020R
Project in m2: 1214
Photographs: JC BUCK, BLACK BIKE PRODUCTIONS, DENVER, USA