Amway Center | Orlando Magic

Project Location

Orlando, FL

Architect

Populous

Product

SL25

Case Study: Amway Center | Orlando Magic

The Amway Center, a modern glass and steel sports venue, re-opened in the fall of 2010 to national acclaim. In 2006 the stadium underwent a nearly 500 million dollar renovation that was aligned with Orlando’s billion-dollar downtown revitalization. The original building lacked the technological panache of the modern arena.

Capture the Drama and Still Maintain Privacy When Desired

One of the interior highlights of the updated Amway Center was its use of the ultra-modern retractable window wall systems. Baker Barrios Architects (BBA) selected NanaWall folding systems for the luxury suites and banquet center. They were faced with a key design challenge: how to capture the drama with a close proximity to the action, and still maintain privacy when desired.

“Throughout the country, stadium and arena owners are looking for ways to attract fans and increase revenue year-round.”

BBA’s solution was to install the SL45 aluminum and SL25 all-glass systems in the 875,000-square-foot facility. The all-glass panel systems in the 327 suite boxes, 1,428 club seats, and 66 luxury suites are easy to operate and magically turn the seating areas into private rooms or open viewing areas.

The Orlando Magic’s Amway Center was recognized as one of Orlando’s best new works of architecture at the 2011 Awards for Design Excellence Gala. “From the very beginning, we knew the new Amway Center would be an iconic cornerstone of our city and community,” said Tim Baker principal at BBA about this honor. “This acknowledgment confirms that expectation, and we are very grateful for such significant recognition.”

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