populous wraps BBVA compass stadium in houston with tessellated screen
 
populous wraps BBVA compass stadium in houston with tessellated screen
may 30, 2014

populous wraps BBVA compass stadium in houston with tessellated screen

populous wraps BBVA compass stadium in houston with tessellated screen
all images courtesy of populous

 

 

 

 

the ‘BBVA compass stadium’ is intended to be a focal point in houston’s east downtown redevelopment plan. as a result, the structure, designed by populous, was envisioned with a visually dynamic and distinctive form creating by a continuous tessellated exterior. this triangulated patterning is composed primarily of permeable metal screens, with bright orange accent pieces sympathetic to the color scheme of its home team, the houston dynamo. the building contains 22,000 seats, and is primarily used for soccer matches but also accommodates lacrosse, rubgy, and concerts. located in a developing part of the city, the stadium is easily accessible for a growing community of fans. the venue serves to support the growth in popularity of soccer culture and industry in the US.

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

rectangular volumes protrude from the building envelope to frame entrances

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

a visually dynamic tessellated form continuously wraps the stadium’s exterior

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

located in east downtown houston, the stadium is easily accessible for a growing community of fans

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

the structure is primarily used for soccer matches but also accommodates lacrosse, rubgy, and concerts

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

large span truss structures extend over areas of seating to provide shade

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

the stadium contains 22,000 seats

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

the tessellated panel patterning translates to interior surfaces

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

the stadium in the context of houston’s skyline

 

drawings

 

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floor plan and program diagram

populous bbva compass stadium designboom

north elevation

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: houston, texas, usa
completed: 2012
capacity: 22,000

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