Originally posted by Xestenz:
Gillette Stadium is actually quite distinctive, beyond just the success on the field. The symetry, the complexity of the design, the overall shape that brings the upper deck fans close to the field, etc.
Lucas Oil for the Colts has an amazing brick facade, flying steel buttresses, etc.
Heinz's Fields 'open jaws' look, placement next the river, etc.
ALL of the stadium designs you mention have distinctiveness.
I believed I gathered from a previous post of yours that you are an architect. I happen to agree with a lot of the points you have made about the new stadium lacking any real distinctive quality to it. I think it an OK design but just OK. Nothing really jumps out to me.
So....I'm wondering.... Given the fact that the owners want an open air stadium with the seats as close to the action as possible and a tower for luxury boxes on one side (I think these are non-negotiable), what architectural suggestions would you (or any other architects that visit the Zone) have to create a more distinctive look to the design? I ask this with respect and genuine curiosity. I'd like us all to do some brainstorming here....
I think we should discuss solutions or potential solutions to some issues we have with the new stadium. I'm fairly certain that Jed visits the Zone often so perhaps if we come up with some good ideas, they will be incorporated.
[ Edited by nw9erfan on Jun 4, 2009 at 17:09:27 ]