Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United soccer club, opened to great acclaim in 2017.


Location

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Sector

Service

  • Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing
  • Lighting Design
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Client

  • Arthur M Blank Group Sports and Entertainment Group

Project Status

  • Due for completion in 2017

Architect


Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a multipurpose stadium with an eight-panel retractable roof, resembling a camera oculus, responding to the Atlanta Falcons’ desire to play outdoors except in the most extreme weather. The stadium, which will host Super Bowl LIII, will seat around 70,000 people, with 180 luxury suites and 7,500 club seats.

Achieving LEED Platinum

Our team provided MEP engineering, specialist lighting design and Built Ecology sustainable consulting. Our team worked to create a reliable and efficient building, maximizing the fan experience and highlighting the unique architecture of what will be a signature building for Atlanta. Sustainable features designed by our team, including high-efficiency water fixtures that cut sanitary water consumption by 40%, contributed to the stadium achieving LEED Platinum certification from the USGBC - a first for professional sporting venues.

Water consumption reduction
40%
Seating capacity
70,000
Luxury suites
180

Trailblazing Lighting Design to Boost Flexibility, Performance and Fun

The stadium uses primarily LED lighting, including for sports lighting, an unusual step for a facility of this size. This gives the owners ultimate flexibility, while significantly cutting energy and maintenance costs. Other innovations include the use of light fittings as wayfinding devices for fans and color-changing LEDs to illuminate the building’s façade. We are also exploring the use of different light qualities for locker rooms, to help players achieve peak performance for the game and enjoy a relaxing post-game atmosphere.