UC Arena Design Competition

  • University of Cincinnati Arena Renovation Design Competition
  • University of Cincinnati Arena Renovation Design Competition
  • University of Cincinnati Arena Renovation Design Competition
  • University of Cincinnati Arena Renovation Design Competition
  • University of Cincinnati Arena Renovation Design Competition
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UC Arena Design Competition

emersion DESIGN, along with national sport architect AECOM, was invited to participate in a design competition for the renovation of the University of Cincinnati's basketball arena. Our scheme allowed aspects of the game to be experienced from outside the boundaries of the physical building. Slices through the interior bowl offered glimpses of the game to those passing by, while monitors and projections displayed game highlights and other graphics on the exterior. The technology allows for the venue to be used to host other events as well, including as a revenue generator for the university, while bringing the facility in concert with the rest of the well-designed campus. The interior bowl design shapes new experiences, including a pub opened to the game floor, premier seating including plush lounge chair furniture and social student gathering sections. The main feature of the seating design calls for a floor-to-rafter wedge, unlike any other arena, to intimidate the opposing team.

Invited Design Competition

Sports Design Renovation

Strategic Use Of Technology

Client
University of Cincinnati
Project contact
Chad Edwards
architect
513 841 3907

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