The Museum Residences sit directly across the plaza from the iconic extension to the Denver Art Museum, also by Studio Libeskind. The design employs the soft qualities of the translucent glass skin, combined with metal-clad geometric forms to complement the titanium-clad Museum. The syncopated rhythm of windows and loggias, and the geometric façade elements are among the qualities that earned this 127,000 square-foot residential and retail building an Award of Honor for design excellence from the American Institute of Architects (2008).
The project came to be shortly after Studio Libeskind was hired for the museum commission, when the project expanded to include an above-ground parking facility directly across from the new museum. Studio Libeskind conceived of the Residences to conceal the required 1,000-car concrete parking structure by wrapping it with this seven-story residential building anchored by retail space on the ground level and enlivening the neighborhood. The top six of the seven floors of the building are residential, given over to 56 luxury apartments ranging in size from 800 to 5,000 square feet. The ground floor, providing 16,000 square feet of dedicated retail space, flanks a busy public space, the Acoma Plaza of the Arts.
The Museum Residences was a joint venture between Studio Daniel Libeskind and Davis Partnership Architects in Denver.
“These condominiums offer the ultimate amenity: an opportunity to bring—almost literally—the museum right into your home.” –Architectural Record, 2006
2009 – The New York Chapter, American Institute of Architects Award for Housing, Merit Award
2008 – The American Institute of Architects Award of Honor
2008 – CNBC Americas Property Awards – Best Development category
2007 – Merit Award for Multifamily, USA