Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (USA)

Aspen Art Museum
637 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611, USA

Shigeru Ban Architects America
330 W 38th St. Ste. 811
Nwe York, NY, 10018, USA

Year of construction

Planning contract
• Concept and development of the roof support structure
• Dimensioning and execution statics
• Development of the material configuration and test execution

Project description
The roof construction of the museum consists of a space framework with wave-shaped plywood waves. The material is exposed to enormous snow loads as the building is located at about 2400 m above sea level. No standard
material was able to meet the requirements, so panels were produced specifically for this project in Finland, tested and evaluated in Switzerland and installed in the Rocky Mountains.