360 Architecture/HOK reveals unique stadium design

by Tom Anstey | 16 Jan 2015

American football team the Atlanta Falcons has released details its new US$1.4bn (E1.2bn, £922m) 83,000-seat stadium, which will open in downtown Atlanta in 2017.

The unique multi-use stadium features an eight-petal retractable roof – a first for any venue of this type – as well as the world’s largest 360 degree HD video screen, which will be viewable from every seat.

Also included is an exterior 61,000sq ft (5,600sq m) fan plaza for pre- and post-game entertainment, as well as a 100-yard bar and technology lounge which will offer spectators access to game-day media content.

Bill Johnson of 360 Architecture, which was recently acquired by HOK (see page 36), is lead architect for the project. Johnson says the circular opening in the roof was inspired by the Roman Pantheon and will be made of a clear, lightweight polymer whose opacity can be adjusted to control light.

360 is seeking LEED certification and using recycled materials and solar panels in the development.

American football team the Atlanta Falcons has released details its new US$1.4bn (E1.2bn, £922m) 83,000-seat stadium, which will open in downtown Atlanta in 2017. The unique multi-use stadium features an eight-petal retractable roof – a first for any venue of this type – as well as the world’s largest 360 degree HD video screen, which will be viewable from every seat. Also included is an exterior 61,000sq ft (5,600sq m)
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