HOUSE OF BLUES

Larimer Square
Denver, Colorado

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This new music hall building was designed to occupy the last piece of open ground in Denver's historic Larimer Square, one of the nation's premier Landmark Districts. The four-story building was to be one of the newest venues for House of Blues, a national entertainment company specializing in headline music acts. The program included a restaurant, a two-story music nightclub, two kitchens, a retail store, offices and support spaces. 

 

The architectural challenge was to knit a new building with a unique use into an established and familiar context. The solution was a brick and stone building that respected the scale and massing of its neighbors without resorting to mimicry. The brick "bookends" of the façade were infilled with a curtain wall of translucent glass, illuminated from behind, in response to the programmatic requirement for visual separation from the street.

 

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