2021 Honor Award Winner
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO

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Terrazzo Contractor
Colorado Design Inc.
Tile and Terrazzo
Denver, CO

 

Impressive technically and aesthetically, this fabulous installation was part of a remodel of the 1971 Denver Art Museum, known as the Martin Building, in honor of its 50th anniversary. The renovation project references and extends the vision of the original design, which was Italian master of architecture Gio Ponti’s sole completed commission in North America. The terrazzo installation encompassed the addition of an elliptical staircase and seven lobby floors – a total of some 10,000 square feet. Two original poured-in-place cement terrazzo staircases, which served as the model for the new staircase, were also fully restored.

Architect
Fentress Architect
Denver, CO

Designer/Artist
Machado Silvetti
Boston, MA

Terrazzo Contractor
Colorado Design Inc.
Tile and Terrazzo
Denver, CO

General Contractor
Saunders Construction
Englewood, CO

Owner
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Precast Supplier
Wausau Tile

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Co.

Photographer
David Laudadio