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Sofi Stadium – Inglewood, California

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Building: Sofi Stadium
Location: Inglewood, California
Completed: July 2020
Architect: HKS, Inc.
General Contractors: Turner Construction, AECOM
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Services Engineer: Henderson Engineers
Capacity: 70,240 (stadium has the ability to accommodate 30,000 more people for larger events)

AE Interests: 70,000 square-foot oculus display over the field, side openings allow passive cooling, transparent ETFE roof covering the playing field and adjacent pedestrian plaza

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Written by Chase Russell

February 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Built

Allegiant Stadium – Las Vegas, Nevada

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Building: Allegiant Stadium
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Completed: 2020
Design Architect: MANICA Architecture
Architect of Record: HTNB
General Contractors: Mortenson Construction, McCarthy Construction
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Civil Engineer/Transportation Planning: Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc.
MEP Engineer: Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
Capacity 65,000

AE Interests: largest design-build stadium ever built in the NFL, fluorine-based plastic ETFE roofing system, 99% of steel was fabricated in the US, retractable field consisting of the playing ground and irrigation/drainage systems, tinted curtain wall system, home to the world’s largest 3D print

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Written by Chase Russell

February 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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Globe Life Field – Arlington, Texas

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Building: Globe Life Field
Location: Arlington, Texas
Completed: May 2020
Head Architect: HKS, Inc.
Associate Architect: VLK Architects
General Contractor: Manhattan Construction Company
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Services Engineer/MEP Consultant: ME Engineers
BIM Services: Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates (SDL)
Electrical Coordination Studies: RWB Consulting Engineers
Capacity: 40,000

AE Interests: first retractable roof truss, natural sky lighting, synthetic turf field, two massive video-boards (150’x58′, 111’x40′)

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Written by Chase Russell

February 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Built

Sapporo Dome – Hokkaido, Japan

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Building: Sapporo Dome
Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Completed: 2001
Architect: Hiroshi Hara
Structural Engineers: Osamu Hosozawa, Yoshio Tanno, Mutsuro Sasaki
Co-Contractors: Taisei Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, Bovis Lend Lease
Capacity: 41,000

AE Interests: first retractable pitch in the world, steel-shell structure, multi-sport facility (soccer and baseball)

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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IZU Velodrome – Shizuoka, Japan

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Building: IZU Velodrome
Location: Shizuoka, Japan
Completed: 2011
Architect: Gensler Architects
Capacity: 1,800; 4,300 with temporary seating

AE Interests: drum-shaped design, first 250-meter indoor cycle track built in Japan, wooden cycle track

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Posted in Built

Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2019
Head Architect: Hidemichi Takahashi
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd. and Shimizu Corp.
Capacity: 12,000

AE Interests: bowl-shaped design, slanted walls resembling Engawa verandas in traditional Japanese homes, 394 x 295 ft arched wood roof, wooden poles extending from the cantilever of the roof to the ground plaza, uses timber from all throughout Japan

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm

Posted in Built