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 - photos courtesy of Circuit of Americas, and by Dorna Sports

photos courtesy of Circuit of Americas, and by Dorna Sports

The Grand Plaza at the Circuit of the Americas


Juan Miro, FAIA, LEED AP, Miro Rivera Architects
Miguel Rivera, AIA, LEED AP, Miro Rivera Architects


CE Sessions
1.00 LUH


Friday, November 8, 2013
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Class Code: 70

Room / Location

Room 203 B / Convention Center Second Floor


The presentation will provide an in-depth look at the recently completed Circuit of the Americas complex, a new world-class motorsports and entertainment venue located 15 miles from downtown Austin. Built around a 3.4 mile racetrack, the venue is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world, including 120,000 spectators for Formula 1 races alone. Miro Rivera Architects was in charge of developing over 70 acres of the complex, designing the Grand Plaza, Amphitheater, Tower, ticket buildings, concessions, restrooms, pedestrian bridges, and Main Grandstand.

This session will explore the development of the complex, from site selection to completion. Additionally, the course will address the unique challenges of working with an undeveloped site of this scale, creating an adaptable aesthetic language, how buildings and landscape interact, accessibility, and how the site informed opportunities for design moments that heighten the experience of racing.


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