Posted: 27 May 2013 09:43 PM PDT
The architects’ work complements and restores the Grade II-listed Modernism of the original whilst creating a bold contemporary landmark. The extension was the first building to be designed as part of a future mixed-use development so needed to respond to this new scale. In addition, patrons increasingly arrived by car, using the rear doors to enter instead of the main entrance. The architects expanded the theatre in this direction, with a new glazed elevation offering a more inviting entrance which will form part of a new square.
When it opened, Coventry's 1958 Belgrade Theatre was the first all-new theatre to be built in Britain for twenty years, and first purpose-built civic theatre. The building and artistic programme represented a new age. However, the theatre's facilities were becoming inadequate. Stanton Williams were commissioned to revitalise the theatre, providing a second more flexible auditorium, expanded foyers, rehearsal room, maximise energy efficiency and improve access and backstage facilities. [ Stanton Williams ]
Posted: 27 May 2013 09:43 AM PDT
Known as "America's Team," the Dallas Cowboys are a global brand, commanding unequaled media coverage and an international following. No brand remains more dynamic in nature with a single-minded focus to excel. The Dallas Cowboys are progressive and innovative in their approach to sports development, fan experience, marketing and communication through all media.
In recognition of the time-honored traditions and dynamic nature of the Dallas Cowboys, the facility is comprised of a modern palette of simple forms and materials that creates a fittingly progressive architectural expression.
Opening along the monumental arches and end zones, the retractable roof panels travel over 400 ft along the length of the arches to rest in the open position. A striking aluminum canopy stretches across the exterior façade. The canopy serves as a modern architectural transition between the canted glass wall and the stone base which wraps the building.
The Cowboys Stadium stands as a monumental physical expression of the team; dominant and powerful in stature, simple and purposeful in nature. Its architecture dwells in modernism – purity of form, structural expression, functional clarity and true innovation. No architectural expression is more appropriate for the Dallas Cowboys. [ HKS ]
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