The Natural History Museum by Ennead Architects, is located on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (trail history), Utah, USA. This contemporary design echoes the rock strata of the surrounding landscape and is wrapped in 42,000 soft of copper from the adjacent Bingham Canyon Mine.
The material richness of the building is emphasized by the red and orange hues of this ancient landscape.
Nestled into the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range, the Rio Tinto Center rests on a series of terraces that follow the contours of the hillside, blending into the environment.
Natural History Museum of Utah website
Architect’s project profile