Case Study

Modern Building Materials Embody Perpetual Motion at the U.S. Olympic Museum

January 04, 2021
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The U.S. Olympic Museum showcases the innumerable accomplishments of American athletes at the Games and honoring the history of its national team, embodies, prestige, spirit, and athleticism.  

What?
Tasked with constructing the museum's exterior, MG McGrath, Ins. sought to create a skin that matched architecture firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro's vision of a building structure and overall exterior visual effect that encapsulated the passion, dedication, and endurance of an Olympic athlete. 

Where?
Pikes Peak, Colorado

Who?
Lorin Industries, Inc., MG McGrath, Inc., Scofidio + Renfro

When?
July 30, 2020

Key Aspects?
Situated in a mountainous region, the museum prioritizes environmentally friendly materials. The anodized aluminum panels are 100% recyclable helping to meet the project's LEED requirements. 

During installation, Lorin supplied expertise on the behavior of anodized material on the building from different viewing angles as well as data on the color consistency of the coils that were produced for the museum. Additionally, Lorin ensured that the strict installation and fabrication tolerances of such material were maintained during application to guarantee the highest quality surface. 
 

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