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Minnesota Vikings Unveil Plans for Energy-Efficient Stadium With the World’s Largest Transparent Roof
Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 15, 2013 @ 6:02 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments
Some critics worry that now is not the right time to spend $975 million on a stadium, but HKS has designed the 65,000 seat structure as a multi-purpose building that can be used for a variety of events. Most of the transparent roof will be made with ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) , which will allows athletes and spectators to see the sky above without spending millions on a retractable roof.
Framed with metal and wrapped in glass, the stadium also features four operable 95 foot glass doors that open to the public. Climate control and energy conservation , geography, history and technology were driving considerations for the design, which will now be presented to the Minneapolis Stadium Implementation Committee and the City of Minneapolis for review.
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 The Minnesota Vikings football team: http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Vikings-MSFA-and-HKS-Group-Unveil-New-Multi-Purpose-Stadium-Design/a22f251d-0e66-4c42-aab3-a32269114660
 HKS Sports & Entertainment Group: http://hksinc.com/#/sports/
 ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE): http://inhabitat.com/tag/ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene/
 energy conservation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/energy-conservation/
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