Project Details

Oversized, custom, triple-insulated glass units, at a maximum size of 95” x 121”, that have been laminated and heat-strengthened.

Background

In downtown Aspen, nestled in the stunning Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains, you can find the Aspen Art Museum. Designed by Pritzker-prize winner Shigeru Ban, the building itself is a work of art with its box-like appearance, woven-lattice exterior, and rooftop sculpture garden.

From inside the museum, visitors can move from gallery to gallery and be consistently wowed with spectacular views. The visual experience starts the moment you enter the building. Fabricated by AGNORA, the museum’s main entrance consists of oversized, triple-insulated glass units with the largest size at 95”x121”. Recessed into the building’s exterior, these units use Vitro’s Low-iron glass which brings more light into the museum, while offering brightness, color fidelity and clarity.

Given the sensitive nature of the museum’s contents and its respective climate-controlled galleries, Saint Gobain’s low-E coated glass was used to optimize the glass for thermal insulation.

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About the Museum

The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Our innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings actively engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society.