Behold! A model for a proposed new
Denmark-based architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) was recently commissioned by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to design a new stadium for the NFL franchise. (American architects are apparently not good enough for Snyder). The result is this model described as "a semi-transparent hyperbolic paraboloid-shaped stadium." It comes complete with its own moat, reportedly intended for use by kayakers who's rather paddle their watercraft watch a football game.
The design, intended by architect Ingels "to distill the stadium experience — before, during and after the game — to its essential ingredients — to provide the greatest intimacy for the players and fans, and in doing so to create a more compact and efficient stadium as opposed to the colossal facilities of the past.”
The new field of the new stadium is colored white, though presumably it was be the normal green-colored field in real life, as the NFL would probably not be down for such Boise State-style hijinks.
There's no timeline set for construction of the new stadium to begin, nor has a location been selected. Getting it approved may be difficult, as Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Boswer is more concerned about getting the Redskins' team name changed to a presumably less-racially charged name.
The unveiling on the stadium's design is part of a 60 Minutes interview with Snyder, the Redskins' controversial owner, which is scheduled to air this coming Saturday.
(via The Washington Post, HT: SB*Nation)