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Sloping Concrete or Twisty Timber: Which Works in Park City?

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All photos from the Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG)

The Kimball Art Center, a Park City Main Street landmark since 1976, is expanding by adding 15,000 square feet and an interior renovation that aims to mark the Utah ski town as "an emerging national arts destination." They've hired the young Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of the Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) to do the design in conjunction with the Elliot Work Group out of Park City. Way back in 2012, BIG revealed a massive 76-foot tall log cabin design that twisted into the Park City skyline and towered above the town. Apparently "the public" disliked the height of the timber structure, so now BIG has released their next design: a (boring?) 46-foot modern structure with two slanted concrete walls. So Curbediverse, which one do you like better?

The old design, all 76-wooden-feet of it:


The new design, concrete minimalism at it's finest.


Poll results

· Kimball Art Center [Official Site]
· All Park City Coverage [Curbed Ski Archives]