Designs have been unveiled for the Los Angeles Clippers’ new arena in Inglewood, California. The proposed project has a three-dimensional oval design with an exterior made of diamond-shaped metal panels inspired by the concept of a basketball swishing through a net.
The Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Center will revitalize vacant land under the flight path of the Los Angeles International Airport into a campus. In addition to the arena, it will include the team’s business and basketball offices, training facility, and community and retail spaces.
The facility will integrate indoor/outdoor ‘sky gardens’ intended to highlight the temperate climate of Southern California. These landscaped areas for food and beverage will be accessible from the concourse levels. The complex also envisions a multi-purpose plaza with a concert stage, community basketball courts, and space for the community to gather.
The arena was designed by AECOM, a Los Angeles-based architecture firm. Anderson Barker Architects and City Design Studio designed the plaza buildings. Hood Studios provided the landscape architecture.
In addition to the aesthetics, the metal panels have been designed to provide solar benefit and energy efficiency, as part of the facility’s goal to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The campus will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through a combination of carbon offset credits and sustainable design features.
The project is targeted for completion for fall of 2024.