Durango Mountain Resort
Located in San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado this 350,000 sq. ft. resort is expected to be complete in September 2009. The tributary waters of the Rio De Los Anima and the distinctive stone mesa features which are prevalent throughout the region’s natural typography become key elements in the resort’s conceptual design. Water features flow through the resort and over a series of stepped mesas or plazas much like ancient stone constructions, making a connection between site and historical precedents. The resort will include 221 units and have a construction cost of approximately $93 million.
(Completed by Chip von Weise while Design Principal at 4240 Architecture)