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Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Construction is under way on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new Georgia home of the Atlanta Falcons American football team and Atlanta United soccer club. The multipurpose stadium will have an eight-panel retractable roof, resembling a camera oculus, responding to the Atlanta Falcons’ desire to play outdoors except in the most extreme weather. The stadium, being built with an eye to hosting a future Super Bowl, will seat around 70,000 people, with 180 luxury suites and 7,500 club seats.

Efficient Building Aiming for LEED Platinum

Our team is providing building services, specialist lighting design and sustainability consultancy. We are committed to creating a reliable and efficient building, maximizing the fan experience and highlighting the unique architecture of what will be a signature building for Atlanta. We are also supporting the client’s target of a LEED Platinum rating, with sustainable features including high-efficiency water fixtures that cut sanitary water consumption by 40%.

Trailblazing Lighting Design to Boost Flexibility, Performance and Fun

The stadium will mostly use LED lighting, including for sports lighting, an unusual step for a facility of this size. This will give the owners ultimate flexibility, while significantly cutting energy and maintenance costs. Other innovations include the use of light fittings as wayfinding devices for fans and colour-changing LEDs to illuminate the building’s façade. We are also exploring the use of different light qualities for locker rooms, to help players achieve peak performance for the game and enjoy a relaxing post-match atmosphere.

Client Arthur M Blank Group Sports and Entertainment Group
Architect HOK
Location Atlanta, USA
Capacity 70,000
Home of Atlanta Falcons American Football team
Our services Building services, specialist lighting design, sustainable design consultancy
Project status To be completed in 2017

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