United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Client: United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
During guest registration, each visitor receives a keepsake Visitor Credential powered by RFID technology that automatically generates content specific to their accessibility needs, including audio-described video, text-to-speech screen readers, high contrast and larger font sizes. Ramps accommodate the side-by-side movement and shared experience of two visitors, guiding visitors down a gentle-grade downhill circulation path.
The project is targeting a LEED Gold sustainability rating, implementing strategies that include brown field redevelopment, exemplary performance credit for open space, and enhanced commissioning to ensure that all building systems are operating at maximum efficiency.
The team also designed the neighboring Southwest Downtown Pedestrian Bridge, a 250-foot curved steel structure that floats above an active railyard, connecting downtown Colorado Springs and USOPM to America the Beautiful Park, catalyzing remarkable urban transformation, as evidenced by an increase in tourism and investment.