“The regional climate and cultural DNA of Southern California and Los Angeles are the foundations of our design, said HKS Principal Mark A Williams, AIA, LEED AP.
“We have crafted a design that is responsive to its site, the community and the global stage of sports and entertainment. We believe this project represents a very important piece of architecture for Southern California and will broaden the fan experience in sports and entertainment venues.”
After thorough research on the site's climate, the architects created a design that adapts to its surrounding environment and provides a pleasant interior venue. The perforated metal skin that wraps around the stadium includes outdoor rooms and plaza spaces - blurring the line between inside and outside. Additionally, an ETFE canopy (transparent roof skin that protects guests from the outside elements) allows for year-round events.
The new sports and entertainment venue will provide 70,000 fixed seats, with the option to entertain more than 100,000 fans. It will also host the Super Bowl in 2021.
HKS, a global presence with a large repertoire, will be working with Kroenke Sports and Entertainment on this groundbreaking project. Stan Kroenke, owner and property developer of the Rams, is attributed with bringing the Rams back to Los Angeles.
“From day one, Mr Kroenke talked to us about his vision to elevate the fan experience,” says Williams. “He challenged us to create a venue unlike any other in sports that celebrated the NFL’s return to Los Angeles.”