UC Arena Renovation Design Competition

  • UC Arena
  • UC Arena
  • UC Arena
  • UC Arena
  • UC Arena
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UC Arena Renovation Design Competition

emersion DESIGN, along with national sports architects AECOM, was invited to compete in a design competition for the renovation of the University of Cincinnati's basketball arena. Our scheme brought allowed aspects of the game to be experienced from outside the boundaries of the physical building. Slices through the interior bowl opened glimpses of the game to those passing by, while monitors and projections allowed for game highlights or other graphics to be displayed on the exterior. This 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
Market
Learning
Project contact
Chad Edwards
architect
513 841 3907

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