Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, USA

Project: Renovation of Kinnick Stadium, home of the Hawkeyes football team.

Längle‘s ventilated glass facade wraps the entire North End Zone and spans 655 feet, incorporating over 14,000 sq. ft. of decorative glass. The custom glass design was inspired by a hawk wing. It features a varied, color-fritted linear pattern and our double-shingled cladding system. The façade system used customized compression clips to clasp the glass panels. This eliminated the need for drilled holes in the glass. The adjustable, non-traditional point-supported system sped installation and ensured easy future maintenance. The entire façade fabrication, delivery, and installation comfortably fit within the tight construction timeline, taking place during the 2019 off season. AWS glaziers were able to install the project in approximately two months.

Location: 825 Stadium Dr | Iowa City | IA 52240 | USA

Facts:
Architect: Neumann Monson Architects and HNTB
Installation: AWS glaziers
Surface area: 14,000 sq. ft.
Product: AL-Wall DS
Completion: 2019

“Hawkeye fans are passionate about their stadium. There are generations of season ticket holders, and we were very respectful towards their experience,” said Asa Houston, architect at Neumann Monson. “We wanted to design something light and elegant, to create a modern intervention on the north side of the historic structure. We didn’t want the design to detract from the original 1929 structure.”

 Photo courtesy: Bendheim