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Rogers Place Arena

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Rogers Place Arena

Edmonton, Alberta

TEAM GAME

The construction of Rogers Place arena was dramatic all-round, from the oil drop shape on plan to the striking finishes used. Flynn was brought into the design process early on, on a design-assist basis to help bring the breathtaking renderings to life.

A full-time site team was employed to satisfy the extremely demanding needs of this project. Flynn’s Project Manager worked closely with Flynn Manufacturing to ensure fabrication and delivery of the seven separate curtain wall screens in a timely manner to meet the required schedule.

WRAPAROUND

The building’s intricate design of numerous curved facets on differing planes required a custom system of aluminum ladder frames which were designed to meet the complex geometry. Up to 14 feet wide and 48 feet long, the logistics of delivering the frames to the busy downtown were masterfully coordinated. Once installed, the frames were clad in stainless steel skin panels with an angel hair finish. In total, about 25,000 skin panels were installed.

25,000 SKIN PANELS

Rogers Place facade by Flynn
Rogers Place facade by Flynn

Sightlines

The unitized curtain wall was designed with a false diagonal mullion to complement the orientation of the stainless shingles, each screen being shaped to suit the curved nature of the façade.

To accommodate the visual effect of diagonal members and curvature of screen through Flynn’s systems, Flynn’s 6450 system 4 SSG was introduced with required complex miters on the transoms and diagonal caps (internally and externally) to reflect the architectural intent and served as structural wind guards to wide span glass.

Top Shelf

The roof is a combination of white and grey Sarnafil PVC. Installation during winter months added to the challenges faced by the roofing team, but the main arena roof was completed as required to achieve water tight dates for the internal work to progress.

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FALSE DIAGONAL MULLIONS

INTERIOR GLASS & CLADDING

Rogers Place facade by Flynn
Rogers Place facade by Flynn