AWARDS FOCUS: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH
January 25, 2022 by LAM Employees
LAM is highlighting scholar and skilled winners from the 2021 ASLA Awards by asking designers to share an outtake that tells an vital a part of their undertaking’s narrative.
Pure Historical past Museum of Utah: A Museum With out Partitions
Basic Design Award of Excellence
“The Pure Historical past Museum rests on the threshold of city and pure lands. An early parti sketch illustrates how the multistory trendy constructing embeds itself into the steep hillside, every stage providing a chance to visually and bodily interact with the pure panorama by way of abstracted tectonic-like interventions that reach the inside program and use.”
—Mike Albert, Design Workshop
About the Pure Historical past Museum of Utah:
With a location chosen for its cross part of geological, ecological, and cultural panorama options, the Pure Historical past Museum of Utah panorama incorporates 180 toes of elevation change on a 17-acre web site within the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. The design group divided the sloping web site with domestically sourced crimson sandstone gabion partitions, and seeds collected from vegetation disturbed by the constructing’s building had been planted when the mud settled. The museum’s environmental options embrace a campus with one in all Utah’s largest photo voltaic panel installations, a inexperienced roof, and two 10,000-gallon cisterns for irrigation. With grading and revegetation, 90 p.c of the positioning’s disturbed space was restored. On the museum, a set of monolithic boulders tells the story of the area’s geologic historical past in blazing warmth, endless strain, and epochs of time, and a “land terrace” works as an out of doors classroom backed by glass that displays its powerfully stunning environment. A mirror to the mountain, the museum’s panorama can be constructed with the identical geologic constructing blocks because the Wasatch Vary itself, bringing its meditation on place, time, and perspective full circle.