2015 Pan American Games Soccer Stadium

Location
Hamilton

Client
Bird Construction | Turner Construction Canada

Date
2012

Overview

Our firm was selected as part of Bird Construction and Turner Construction’s Design-Build team for the design and delivery of the 2015 Pan American Games Soccer Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. The new 22,500-seat stadium will replace the legendary Ivor Wynne Stadium and serve as a soccer venue during the games and as the new home for the Hamilton Tiger Cats football team following the games. The stadium sits within Hamilton’s Stipley neighbourhood, long recognized as a strong working-class neighbourhood with a dense fabric of single-family homes but lacking in parks and services.

We were responsible for planning the approach to site including: stadium orientation, circulation, community integration, landscape architectural design and the design of ancillary structures on the site. Special attention was paid to ensure the site could be used during off-game times for the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board use, and community special events and concerts. We were also responsible for planning the deployment of the Pan Am Games Overlay program, the temporary construction and facilities required for the Games on the site. The submission was completed in joint-venture with Populous and Kasian Architecture.

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Expertise

We help institutions fulfill their cultural mandate, and remain closely connected within their community, during periods of economic and social change. We take a comprehensive approach to the design, restoration and funding of public buildings and spaces, facilitating cultural partnerships and making efficient and productive use of space and resources.
We have a long history of planning and designing the public realm of cities, including streets, building facades, public places, the space between buildings and open spaces. Our team has pioneered significant aspects of the “complete streets” concept, demonstrated through landmark projects like the St. George Street Revitalization, the Bloor Street Transformation and the Six Point Interchange Reconstruction.