Baylor Football Stadium

Waco, TX

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Concept

 

A stadium that utilizes elements of classical Campus Architecture in a modern concept.

 

The building has brick walls, but they are serrated. The columns hold up the roof, but remain separate from the wall structure.

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Serrated Wall

 

The exterior wall required exact offset measurements based on the multiple radii of the stadium plan. A parametric model was created to quickly adjust the walls to design changes.

 

Wind simulations were also undertaken to optimize ventilation through the openings.

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Energy Analysis

 

The heavy amount of glazing on the west required extensive energy analysis to determine optimal shading.

 

Using the evolutionary solver Galapagos, a simulation of thousands of different configurations was run to determine the most energy efficient design.

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