Denver Art Museum Campus
Mundus Bishop is designing the grounds of the North Building, Gio Ponti’s Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece, and the Denver Art Museum campus. At the center is the new Welcome Center site with a new entry, plaza, and outdoor dining. Paving, seating and lighting reinvigorate pedestrian circulation, connecting with the Hamilton Building, and creating a holistic DAM campus integrated with the surrounding public buildings and spaces of the Denver Public Library, Clyfford Still Museum, and Civic Center.
A new north courtyard connects the new building with Ponti’s iconic structure, and provides much needed outdoor program space. The lower courtyard’s design is inspired by Gio Ponti‘s patterns and materials, and includes sculptural seat walls, art installations, paving with a ‘maze,’ and plantings to inspire educational programming, and to offer intriguing experiences for kids and adults. The elliptical courtyard follows the form of an unrealized Ponti auditorium with a terraced space designed for day-to-day use and for a range of gatherings for DAM’s many performances and special events.