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Monday, February 10, 2020
The US Olympic Museum, among the top 11 most anticipated buildings of 2020, will feature interior work by Atmosphere

Atmosphere was chosen to build the US Olympic Museum’s retail store interior, work on this project started in September and installation will begin this February.

Preparation for the museum began in 2013, and ground was broken in June 2017. It's expected to host 350,000 visitors per year, the majority of which are expected to come from out of state.

"Once you see a building from the outside that is this appealing, it raises your expectations that, the inside is as outstanding as the outside. I have great confidence that will be the case." - Doug Price, CEO of Visit Colorado.

The mission of the building is to "honor the Olympic and Paralympic ideal,” document the history of Olympic and Paralympic participation, and celebrate the achievements of competitors (Prater 2020). The Museum—which was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) of New York City—appears to be suspended in motion, the exterior was inspired by the very movements in which the athletes and para-athletes excel. “The building is organized around a continuous pathway spiraling through a pinwheel series of cantilevered galleries,” - Benjamin Gilmartin, partner at DS+R.

The USOM Museum joins the list of most anticipated buildings of 2020. At No. 10 ahead of the 2020 Olympics National Stadium in Tokyo. 

This has been an exciting project and we can’t wait for its debut.

Prater, Erin. “Colorado Springs' US Olympic & Paralympic Museum among Top 11 Most Anticipated Buildings of    2020.” Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado Springs Gazette, 21 Jan. 2020, gazette.com/news/colorado-springs-us-olympic-paralympic-museum-among-top-most-anticipated/article_f3163b12-3ba9-11ea-bf30-975e105eba42.html.

Mafi, Nick. “The 11 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2020.” Architectural Digest, Conde Naste, 16 Jan. 2020, www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-anticipated-buildings-2020.