Falcons Concept

Atlanta, Georgia

Contrasting many of the monolithic football stadiums currently being designed and built, this concept for the Atlanta Falcons, attempted to streamline the form, reminiscent of European soccer stadiums more-so than traditional American stadiums. Wrapped in a shell that responds to solar orientation, a paneled facade gives way to a tensile fabric stretched over operable trusses, allowing the opening to dynamically morph depending on the event–ranging from completely closed as a translucent membrane to fully open at the size of the field below. The stadium is just one component within a larger mixed-use development plan to tie the stadium back into a new “Entertainment District.”