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Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK

Architecture | December 26, 2020 |

Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK
Image courtesy of HOK

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Status: completed

A Stadium Unlike Any Other
Arthur Blank, the owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS’s Atlanta United, wanted Mercedes-Benz Stadium to provide an architectural icon for the city and a fan experience that is second to none. HOK‘s design reimagines what a stadium can be, creating a building that looks and functions like no other and that transforms the experience of going to a live event.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK
Image courtesy of HOK

Look Up
The team approached the design from the top down, starting with a roof that appears to open and close like a camera aperture. Inspired by the oculus within Rome’s ancient Pantheon, the stadium’s signature roof was made possible only by modern architectural and engineering innovations. The roof is composed of eight 220-foot-long “petals”. Activated by the push of a button, the petals appear to rotate when opening but actually move in unison along 16 linear tracks. The roof fully opens in eight minutes and closes in seven.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK
Image courtesy of HOK

“Each major design decision was based upon its impact on the fan experience”. Rich McKay , President and CEO, Atlanta Falcons

Window Into the City
The facade, which follows the roof’s angular form, consists of alternating insulated metal and ETFE panels inspired by the shape of a falcon’s wing. On the stadium’s west side, the transparency creates a 16-story window that floods the space with daylight and offers panoramic views of Atlanta’s skyline.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK
Image courtesy of HOK

Fan Amenities
Today’s fans expect a dynamic game-day experience. Dozens of seating options provide fans with novel vantage points and service levels for enjoying the live experience. Amenities include a technology lounge and the 100 Yard Club, a row of concessions stretching the length of the field and bookended by bars. More than 4,000 miles of integrated fiber-optic cable support the interactive game-day experience, which includes 2,000 TVs and robust Wi-Fi and cellphone service.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK
Image courtesy of HOK

Flexibility
Stadium operators can easily reconfigure the facility to accommodate games for the Falcons, Atlanta United and events including the Super Bowl, NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, the College Football Playoffs National Championship Game and major concerts.

more. www.hok.com

Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK
Image courtesy of HOK

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