Next Generation Façade Leads the Way

Next Generation Façade Leads the Way

July 9, 2018

Structural experts Justin Barton and Marty Augustyniak discuss how Walter P Moore's team partnered with Populous to develop a unique cladding material providing a stunning façade for Minnesota United FC's newest vision, Allianz Field.

"Minnesota United FC sought to create an iconic stadium that would be instantly recognisable and an integral part of the club’s identity.

Specifically, the owner desired a stadium whose exterior skin was as dynamic and intricate as the action on the pitch.

To create the iconic façade, the owner challenged the design team to find a cladding material that provides appropriate weather protection in the often-harsh Minnesota wind and rain while also creating a distinctive and elegant look." MOORE...

Originally published in the 2nd quarter 2018 issue of PanStadia & Arena Management. View current issue here.