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The elemental type of the yank activities stadium has now not replaced a lot within the final century. yet in an unforeseen and debatable act of bold, the Arizona Cardinals soccer group chosen awarding-winning architect and highbrow provocateur Peter Eisenman to layout their stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Opened in the summertime of 2006, Eisenman's most up-to-date paintings rejects all conventional and staid notions of the activities stadium. encouraged through and sectioned like a barrel cactus, its shell consists of big, metal paraboloid sections. The domed stadium boasts a steel-and-fabric retractable roof that enables lightto penetrate whilst closed whereas preserving an ethereal consider inside of. the main ground-breaking function of the layout is its grass roll-out box, which continues to be outdoor the stadium till online game time, while it really is rolled in on metal wheel units powered by means of small electrical automobiles. Eisenman Architects, the 8th quantity within the resource Books in structure sequence, offers a accomplished examine a latest masterpiece and a landmark of excellence in civic and activities structure.

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Eisenman Architects: University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona Cardinals

The fundamental type of the yank activities stadium has now not replaced a lot within the final century. yet in an unforeseen and debatable act of bold, the Arizona Cardinals soccer crew chosen awarding-winning architect and highbrow provocateur Peter Eisenman to layout their stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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Hall of Famer and former Cardinals player Larry Wilson said of the evolved logo, “It is absolutely fantastic. You see a lot of meanness and orneriness in this new logo and that is how you like to play the game. I have a lot of nostalgia for this game and the bird head, but to change with the times is important. ” 2006 On August 12, The Cardinals play their first preseason NFL game in their new stadium in Glendale, and defeat the reigning Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 21 to 13.

Eisenman Architects and HNTB, 1998–1999 Tempe/Mesa, Arizona The second project straddled the boundary between the cities of Mesa and Tempe and was combined with a convention center as a base—a kind of landform— from which a hotel and the stadium would rise up. It was imagined, in a way not fully understood at this juncture, that the playing field could move out of the stadium when there were no football games, thereby allowing the floor to serve as additional convention exhibitions space and the concourses as prefunction areas.

Certain design pieces could not be changed. The roof steel had been ordered for the project when the architects were working on Papago Park, and the schedule was so tight that the drawings for the seating bowl had to be followed. What could be addressed was the exterior appearance, which was altered from a shell with horizontal layering to one with glazed vertical cuts in the double-curved Design Development: Glendale, 2000–2001 metal skin, thereby suggesting the striations of a barrel cactus. The next area of focus was on the interstitial spaces between the skin and structure.

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