Marking the centennial celebration of the University of Oregon’s legendary Hayward Field, the stadium was scheduled to become a completely reimagined venue for the Track and Field 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials—an event taking place on the world stage. The design team at Seattle-based SRG Partnership found GKD Metal Fabric could satisfy the exact technical and aesthetic requirements for the Hayward Field project.
The central meeting place serves an active design cue that showcases a two-story floating staircase which abuts a series of conference rooms, café seating, and an outdoor garden area. The interior designers sought to define the space with a backdrop to activate the central staircase.
According to the World Health Organization, noise pollution is the number two killer of humans, after air pollution. The presence of midscapes – expanded outdoor spaces – offer the benefit of an acoustic buffer zone that is a safe and healthy setting for productivity. Additionally, extending the exterior footprint of a building adds benefits such as biophilia and solar protection.
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