Eisenman Architects/University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona CardinalseBook - 2008
The basic form of the American sports stadium has not changed much in the last century. But in an unexpected and controversial act of daring, the Arizona Cardinals football team selected awarding-winning architect and intellectual provocateur Peter Eisenman to design their stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Opened in the summer of 2006, Eisenman's latest work rejects all traditional and staid notions of the sports stadium. Inspired by and sectioned like a barrel cactus, its shell is composed of huge, steel paraboloid sections. The domed stadium boasts a steel-and-fabric retractable roof that allows lightto penetrate when closed while maintaining an airy feel inside. The most ground-breaking feature of the design is its grass roll-out field, which remains outside the stadium until game time, when it is rolled in on steel wheel sets powered by small electric motors. Eisenman Architects , the eighth volume in the Source Books in Architecture series, provides a comprehensive look at a contemporary masterpiece and a landmark of excellence in civic and sports architecture.
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2008.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (159 p.) : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.), plans.
Alternative Title: University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona Cardinals