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New Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC by ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

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Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, unveiled the design concepts for the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. The design renderings for the Arena project were led by a joint venture of international design firm, ROSSETTI, and Washington, DC-based Marshall Moya Design.

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  • Architects: ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design
  • Project:New Entertainment and Sports Arena inCongress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC
  • Location:Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC, USA

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Operated by Events DC, the 4,200-seat arena will act as more than a professional basketball arena and training facility, but as a multi-functional, flexible space that combines sports, entertainment and community programming with neighborhood-serving resources. The Arena design incorporates community-centric elements from the ground up.

A unique public-private partnership with a professional sports franchise, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, increased the need for a design to be highly functional for a variety of activities. Located on the St. Elizabeths East Campus, the Arena will serve as the first WNBA-dedicated facility in the league. The Washington Wizards training facility will be situated in a distinct space within the greater arena and designed with amenities inclusive of sports training to meet NBA standards and drive future recruitment opportunities. Basketball programming will include two practice courts, a kitchen, hydrotherapy and domesticated environments such as lounges to encourage pre- and post-training camaraderie, respite and recovery.

According to ROSSETTI Design Lead, Tony Reiner, innovative programming ideas were used to achieve a multi-functional balance through a split-bowl design that enables a very intimate viewing experience for non-basketball programming, such as entertainment and concerts, with seats that are closer in proximity to the stage. In addition to basketball, the Arena can also be used for boxing, e-sports and concerts. The concourse and lobby areas, located along the perimeter of the building, are designed for special events and community programming, such as art, local food production and gallery space. Additional elements include exterior facing retail tenant bays that will deliver community-serving resources and create the ability for tenants to remain open when the Arena is not operational.

“The most exciting aspects of this project are also the most challenging for the design team,” said Reiner. “We had to be very strategic in order to design welcoming spaces for the community while integrating the private spaces that professional basketball players require. We were also careful to reflect the context of the building’s environment and imagine how the building will evolve under Events DC’s operation for future uses.”

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The building program is unified under an undulating roof articulation that also functions to break down the volume of the building into a more human scale. The design also relates to the adjacent Gateway DC pavilion with its impactful roof. The materiality of the historic buildings will be used for the building’s common spaces to create a united thread to its environment on the greater St. Elizabeth’s Campus. The sloping topography of the site allowed the bowl to sink into the earth and rest on grade, reducing costs and the scale of the building within its environment.

The overall design aesthetic aligns with the classic built environment of Washington DC. The design team deconstructed the elements of ‘classic’ to their most impactful form to create the volume for community activation with welcoming space that opens to the outside.

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The joint venture, announced in the fall of 2015 is expected to attract more than hundreds of thousands of new residents and visitors per year to Congress Heights and generate construction and permanent jobs for both the arena and Phase I infrastructure of the St. Elizabeths East Campus redevelopment. This project will be a catalyst for new opportunities in Ward 8 and citywide to create a new destination within the District for residents and visitors to enjoy. Upon completion, Events DC will be responsible for the operation of the arena. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 with completion in the fall of 2018.

“We applaud our partners, joint venture of architectural firms, Washington, DC-based Marshall Moya Design and ROSSETTI for developing a design that achieves so many goals: re-imagining an underserved area of the city and creating an iconic civic space that will celebrate the best of this community’s great past and even brighter future,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC.

ABOUT EVENTS DC

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, deliver premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com

About ROSSETTI

ROSSETTI is a global architectural design and planning firm with a portfolio spanning sports and entertainment, hospitality and commercial properties. ROSSETTI’s strategic approach to design and planning is one that ROSSETTI has developed through four decades of design solutions, combined with extensive R+D into how people experience environments. ROSSETTI’s training center portfolio includes the new LA Lakers Headquarters and Practice Facility, currently under construction, the Detroit Piston’s Training Facilities and locker room and the LA Clippers Practice Facility. Significant sports projects include the first motorsports stadium at Daytona International Speedway, the Green Bay Packers ‘Titletown’ sports anchored development, the USTA’s National Tennis Center and retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, and renovations at TD Garden and Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. The 46-year-old firm is headquartered in Detroit. The firm has a history of design innovation for sports facilities that began with the Detroit Piston’s Palace of Auburn Hills, where new concepts in hospitality design revolutionized the fan experience and economics of arena design. For more information about ROSSETTI, please visit www.rossetti.com.

About Marshall Moya Design

Marshall Moya Design is a Washington, DC-based, multi-faceted architecture and design studio that has designed a number of iconic projects in the District, including The Howard Theatre and Chuck Brown Memorial, urban destinations such as Reunion Square in Southeast, elementary schools throughout the District, and the new Student Center for the University of the District of Columbia. Current projects include the new home for the D.C. United and work for MGM Resorts International. At Marshall Moya Design, “heart” is at the heart of what we do. An innovative and collaborative group of architects, designers and brand strategists, we create the spaces where people gather to work, learn, live and share. Projects in our city have served to enrich the District, not only in terms of artistic representation, but also in terms of economic opportunity and community enhancement. Michael Marshall originally founded the firm in 1989 as Michael Marshall Architecture, and in 2010 he formed a partnership with Paola Moya to establish what is now known as Marshall Moya Design. www.marshallmoya.com.

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