Raise the Roof

April 1, 2016
The recently commissioned Pavilion at Ole Miss selects roofing clad in metal panels, coated with earth-tone hues.
LOCATION:
Oxford, Miss.
DESIGN TEAM:
AECOM Technology
CHALLENGE:The University of Mississippi, founded in 1848 and known for its athletic programs, recently commissioned a $96.5 million basketball arena—The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The multi-purpose facility is home to the men and women’s basketball program and also hosts graduation ceremonies, concerts and other university-wide events. The finishing touches included a roof clad in metal paneling and coated with a rich earth-tone hue. Also, a coating was needed for dirt and stain resistance, and durability in all weather conditions. INFLUENCE:At 225,000 sq.-ft., the state-of-the-art arena seats 9500 fans, the facility consists of a three-story structural steel frame supporting steel trusses. From the exterior, it wields an elegant footprint in spite of its scale, one that is enhanced by a curved and colonnaded entrance façade that echoes The Pavilion’s signature curved roof. SOLUTION:The roof is clad in metal paneling manufactured by ACI Building Systems and coated with Valspar’s Fluropon in Terra Cotta. With Fluropon’s exceptional dirt and stain-resistant properties, and its durability in all sorts of weather conditions. null