Rockwell Group designs high-end spaces within the new Climate Pledge arena in Seattle
SEATTLE, 22 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – World-renowned architecture and design firm, Rockwell Group, announced today that the company has designed seven high-end spaces inside the new Climate engagement arena, scheduled to open later this week. Drawing on its expertise in the hotel and catering industry and decades of experience in designing live shows and events, the company weaves a hotel approach through facilities at different scales, including: two typologies VIP suites, an invitation-only lounge bar, a bar and craft brewery, a gourmet restaurant, a club and event space on the top floor and a modern dining room. Each offering takes guests on a unique journey, infusing the excitement of live events with the uniqueness of the Pacific Northwest using local materials.
Rockwell Group has created remarkable sports projects that combine shared social spaces with immersive storytelling, such as the MetLife Stadium club and suite series in New Jersey, the new training center for the Dolphins which opened in the summer of 2021 and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Now, that of Seattle Climate Pledge Arena builds on these efforts and is an unprecedented 750,000 square foot arena designed with the future of live events in mind.
“Within Climate Pledge Arena, we have created unique hospitality spaces that will produce unprecedented entertainment experiences. We were inspired by the history of the building as the site of the 1962 World‘s Fair, which was a catalyst for so many innovations in the city, ”said David rockwell, Founder and President, Rockwell Group. “We’re excited to continue this legacy of innovation in the arena, with cutting-edge technology and unique interactions for audiences to fully participate and immerse themselves in.”
“I have always had a fascination with this building as a native of Seattle,” noted Shawn sullivan, partner, Rockwell Group. “We are honored to have the opportunity to restore and redesign it with new ways for people to come together and create collective memories. It is exciting to help reinvent the arena for future generations. future.”
“Rockwell Group has created an unprecedented experience for fans, where they can be a part of the drama and thrill of the action in the arena,” said Tim leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group. “From the private suites to the dining room at the Mount Baker Club, we invite our guests to a beautiful, world-class arena with daylit spaces inspired by the city around us. “
CLUB TUNNELS SUITES
The residential-style Tunnel Club Suites have been designed to provide a personal and theatrical connection with the play and preparation rituals for going out on the field or on the ice. From each suite, guests can watch players walk through a tunnel from the locker rooms. Seen through a one-way mirror, the passageways are equipped with LED screens. Suite holders have direct tunnel access to their dedicated seat inside the arena.
Cantilevered above the toilet, the private suites can accommodate 16 people each. Inspired by a Seattle Loft, the suites have a wet bar and kitchen area defined by a porcelain stone backsplash and sloping wooden ceiling sloping towards a view of the arena.
Additionally, located at the southwest and southeast corners of the arena’s PitchBook Suite level, two 35-foot-long interactive rocking disc walls use custom software and depth-sensing cameras to respond. the gestures and movements of the guests. It also features other real-time visuals that respond to the action in the arena, all on an innovative and highly durable display. Conceptualized by LAB at Rockwell Group– The experience of the Rockwell Group design and technology studio and the team that created Illuminarium, a one-of-a-kind immersive entertainment venue open to cities across the country – these interactive walls were created in partnership with PitchBook, SportFive, Climate Pledge Arena and Senovva.
THE IMPERIAL SALON MOËT ET CHANDON
Five intimate-scale rooms frame views of the bowl through largely vaulted openings. The upscale finishes of the private restaurant are inspired by upscale interpretations of the traditional repertoire of outdoor enthusiasts: a checkered marble mosaic floor, charred wood walls reminiscent of a campfire, and lighting inspired by the outdoors. lanterns. On the bar side, design touches include leather benches and velvet curtains. The side dining rooms are complemented by dramatic lighting, oak walls and stone floors.
The Verizon Lounge is an invitation-only lounge and nightclub, a “secret” party space under the arena where owners and players can entertain guests, inspired by an upscale version of that of Seattle historic underground passages. Plush niches wrap guests in emerald velvet draperies and feature a series of barrel-vaulted lounge spaces that orient towards a central bar. The sophisticated palette includes a vaulted ceiling, smoked mirrors, and brass screens that offset the dark wall panels.
THE SYMETRA CLUB AND THE WAFd BANK CLUB (Bar and Craft Brewery)
With capacity for 1,300 to 1,700 guests, Symetra and WaDf Bank clubs feature a bar flanked by communal gathering areas, specialty counters and a craft brewery. Drawing from industrial spaces found in Seattle, like Gas Works Park, the club features corrugated steel, white sided oak, reclaimed brick, woven steel mesh, and paneled concrete. A central illuminated backlit double-height bar dominates the space, adding a voyeuristic element where guests can ‘see and be seen’ from multiple levels and vantage points. The lobby of the suite above is designed to resemble a walkway or suspension bridge, while the craft beer area, inspired by that of Seattle Pike’s Place Market features bright, scalloped lights and bold signage.
SPACE NEEDLE LOUNGE (Cocktail bar and Event space)
Located on the top floor, the living room offers views of the iconic Space Needle through an oversized skylight. The intimate club doubles as an event space, and features cascading curtains of blue ombre velvet offset by brass finishes and exposed concrete.
CLUB MOUNT BAKER (dining room):
Mount Baker Club is a modern dining hall designed to showcase that of Seattle robust culinary offerings. Bold signage, painted concrete floors, and custom murals by local artists add an industrial touch. Five food stalls, including a vintage Airstream trailer, offer wine and whiskey bars, pizzas, sandwiches and desserts. Slatted windows bring in daylight and views into the club from the outside plaza.
Climate Pledge Arena is scheduled to open to the public on 22 October 2021.
About the Rockwell Band
Situated at new York with offices in Los Angeles and Madrid, Rockwell Group is an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm that emphasizes innovation and thought leadership in every project. Founded by David rockwell, FAIA, and led by David and his partners Shawn sullivan and Greg keffer, the 250-person company fuses performance and architecture to create extraordinary experiences and built environments around the world. Inspired by high-end theater, technology and craftsmanship, the company creates a unique narrative for every project, ranging from restaurants, hotels, airport terminals and hospitals, to festivals, museum exhibits and Broadway sets.
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