Modern Dallas Cowboys Stadium
The simplicity of form and the design’s expression of movement and openness culminate in the Dallas Cowboys new home to create the intersection of shared experience, passion and contemporary culture now fully realised in a modern day forum.
The power of an iconic building intensifies through a simple FORM that exudes purity, clarity and coherence. The form is defined by immense, sweeping arcs in each dimension that recall the parabolic path of a football in flight. More than a metaphor, the intent is to unifythe structure with a simple geometric theme.
The stadium, with a capacity of 100,000, is thereby imbued with a fluid grace that belies it’s size. Movement, the essence of sports, is expressed literally as the building configures itself for the day’s weather, opening it’s sunroof and 120 foot high end zone doors to light and air whenever possible. The architecture also implies movement through the interacting rhythms of it’s canted and convex side walls, signature entry brow and quarter mile long roof support arches.
The theme of openness begins outside as landscaped pedestrian promenades sweep toward the stadium, and the concave and convex walls suggest a welcoming embrace. Inside is the largest column free room in the world, defined by a visible structure. The objective is a space that is emotionally uplifting, but never overwhelming, it’s power restrained by it’s clarity.