NASCAR Hall of Fame

Charlotte, North Carolina / United States / 2010

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Curving, sloped forms echo the sinuous shape of the racetrack and the essential quality of speed, which is at the heart of the NASCAR spectacle. 


Beginning as a curved, sloping exterior wall enclosing the building, a free spanning ribbon twists over the main entry to form a welcoming canopy. The long, thin incisions in this metal skin are analogous to the blur of a car racing past the spectator at tremendous speed. A large glazed oval forms the Great Hall, the symbolic core of the Hall of Fame, and the primary visitor entrance. In this hall, a curved, banked ramp leads the visitor from the main floor to the exhibit levels above. The ramp contains a display of race cars frozen mid-race, once again capturing the speed and spectacle that is the essence of the sport.

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    Curving, sloped forms echo the sinuous shape of the racetrack and the essential quality of speed, which is at the heart of the NASCAR spectacle.  Beginning as a curved, sloping exterior wall enclosing the building, a free spanning ribbon twists over the main entry to form a welcoming canopy. The long, thin incisions in this metal skin are analogous to the blur of a car racing past the spectator at tremendous speed. A large glazed oval forms the Great Hall, the symbolic core of the Hall of...

    Project details
    • Year 2010
    • Work started in 2006
    • Work finished in 2010
    • Client City of Charlotte; Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority; Charlotte Convention Center; Lauth Property Group; NASCAR
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Public Squares / Urban development plans / Museums / Conference Centres / Exhibition Design / Interior Design / Exhibitions /Installations
    • Websitehttps://www.pcf-p.com/projects/nascar-hall-of-fame/
    • Websitehttp://www.nascarhall.com/
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