BIG's stadium design for the washington redskins includes a recreational moat
 
BIG's stadium design for the washington redskins includes a recreational moat
mar 14, 2016

BIG's stadium design for the washington redskins includes a recreational moat

BIG’s stadium design for the washington redskins includes a recreational moat
image by BIG and and michael fairbanks

 

 

 

american football team the washington redskins has officially announced that it has hired bjarke ingels group to design its new stadium. although the arena’s exact location is still unspecified, BIG has unveiled images of the 60,000-seat venue that shows a transparent wave-like structure surrounded on all sides by a recreational moat. this body of water, and adjacent areas of greenery, provides tailgaters with a designated place to congregate before the game.

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the undulating façade forms a transparent wave-like structure
image by BIG

 

 

 

the one thing that everyone is excited about, is that the stadium is designed as much for the tailgating, like the pregame, as for the game itself,’ bjarke ingels told american TV network CBS. ‘so tailgating literally becomes a picnic in a park. that can actually make the stadium a more lively destination throughout the year, without ruining the turf for the football game.’

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the design provides fans with a designated area to congregate before games
image by BIG

 

 

 

fans gain access to the sculptural stadium by crossing a series of bridges that traverse the moat and lead inside the arena. its is believed that the waterway could be be utilized to accommodate kayakers and surfers throughout the year. a rendering also indicated that the stadium walls could potentially be used for climbing and abseiling. the project formed part of a feature detailing the work of BIG that recently aired on CBS news magazine 60 minutes.

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inside the 60,000-seat arena
image by BIG

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the stadium’s exact location is still unspecified
image by BIG

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the waterway could be be utilized to accommodate kayakers and surfers
image by BIG

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the arena would host a variety of events throughout the year
image by BIG

  • Build it on the Moon for all I care – just do not use public money.

    Jim

    JimCan

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