- Fritted Glass
- Decorative Laminated Glass
- Educational & Museums
- Hospitality & Retail
- Iowa City, IA, USA
- Completion Year
- Approx. Surface Area
- 14,000 sq. ft.
- Neumann Monson Architects and HNTB
- Architectural Wall Systems (AWS)
A mix of true glass rainscreen and open ventilated cladding, Bendheim’s facade wraps the stadium’s new North End Zone and spans 655 feet, incorporating over 14,000 sq. ft. of decorative tempered-laminated glass. The custom glass design was inspired by a hawk wing. It features a varied, color-fritted linear pattern and Bendheim’s double-shingled rainscreen cladding system. The glass panels reach sizes up to 62” by 154”. The system is custom-engineered to support the weight of the glass, with a minimal amount of visible hardware and generous 1.5” tolerance in all directions.
The adjustable, non-traditional point-supported glass system sped installation and ensured easy future maintenance. It also allowed fabrication of the glass and hardware to begin immediately – from the approved shop drawings, rather than field measurements. The entire facade fabrication, delivery, and installation comfortably fit within the tight construction timeline, taking place during the 2019 off season. AWS glaziers were able to install the project in approximately two months.