Translucent Daylighting in Event Centers & Arenas

The ability of translucent panel systems to evenly and efficiently diffuse natural light throughout large indoor spaces makes them an ideal solution for daylighting arenas and event centers like the ones listed below!

Lighting and cooling a large arena or expo center can be costly, but translucent daylighting can help regulate those costs by bringing in natural daylight and reducing the facilities reliance on artificial lighting. This is especially beneficial to fair facilities and other event centers that are used primarily during daytime hours and may have off-seasons where less lighting is necessary.

Translucent panel systems also help curb cooling costs by preventing solar heat gain from increasing interior temperatures. During summer months when fairgoers and event attendees are looking for a little relief from the sun’s heat, translucent panel systems help to keep the facility cool and comfortable on even the hottest of days.

Lastly, translucent panel systems diffuse incoming daylight to prevent direct sunlight and glare from interfering with fair exhibits and activities. Under the translucent panel’s soft, natural light, fairgoers and attendees can enjoy the day’s events without the eye strain and discomfort that can accompany other types of glazing. Below are a few recently completed projects that utilize translucent panel daylighting:

McLennan County Extraco Events Center
Waco, TX
Architect: Populous Architecture
System: Guardian 275® Wall Systems

Expo Square Bronco Barn and Ranger Arena
Tulsa, OK
Contractor: Crossland Construction
Architect: GH2 Equine Architects, A Specialty Practice of GH2 Architects, LLC
System: Guardian 275® Wall Systems

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New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center            
Syracuse, NY
Contractor: Hueber-Breuer Construction Co Inc
Architect: QPK Design
System: Guardian 275® Wall Systems

Grady County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena
Chickasha, OK
Contractor: CMS Willowbrook
Architect: Populous Architecture
System: Guardian 275® Ridge Skylight

Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Bennett Event Center        
Oklahoma City, OK
Contractor: Atlas Construction Group LLC
Architect: Frankfurt Short Bruza
System: Guardian 275® Wall Systems