US Olympic & Paralympic Museum
The US Olympic & Paralympic Museum is inspired by the energy and grace of Olympians in motion
The US Olympic and Paralympic Museum is a tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements with Team USA athletes at the center of the experience. The 60,000 square foot museum is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, home of the United States Olympic Training Center. The museum will act as an anchor for the new City for Champions District, forming a new axis bridging downtown Colorado Springs to the America the Beautiful Park to the west.
The 60,000 sf building features 20,000 sf of galleries, a state-of-the-art theater, event space, and cafe. Inspired by the energy and grace of the Team USA athletes and the organization’s inclusive values, the building’s dynamic spiraling form allows visitors to descend the galleries in one continuous path. This main organization structure enables the museum to rank amongst the most accessible museums in the world, ensuring visitors with and without disabilities can smoothly share the same common experience.
– Diller, Scofidio + Renfro