Ruby Hill Park
City and County of Denver
$989,500; alm2s was tasked with designing a "signature" overlook pavilion as the centerpiece of the redeveloped Ruby Hill Park, designed to accommodate 150 people in three separate shelter areas with both public and semi-private restrooms. The park has become a magnet for park users city-wide, who have rediscovered the historic regional park and its breathtaking panoramic views.
Phase 1 of the master plan includes $4.3 million of improvements including the pavilion, themed playground, active recreation uses and a new entry roadway. The pavilion design features a series of roof blades that fan out and up to embrace the sky, in response to the celestial theme of the park design. The blades are arrayed around a solar oculus, using a simple 30 degree grid but in a complex pattern of progressively larger and overlapping blades, creating a functional yet visually stunning architectural expression.
alm2s worked as a consultant to Russell + Mills Studios and provided full architectural master planning and subconsulting services.