San Antonio, Texas
Key Project Elements
This 29,900 sf stadium surrounds the presentation pool 360º with a self-supporting dome (roof) structure that is open in the middle. The 7.5 million gallon salt water pool is chilled by plate/frame heat exchanges and a 3,200-ton chiller plant. Goetting & Associates designed all the MEP including the sound system, video system and theatrical (production) lighting.
Seal and Otter Arena
This 3,500-seat arena features 7 million gallons of water in three tanks for twelve seals, five walrus and ten otters. Support areas include training areas, food preparation, and dressing areas. The project required specialty lighting for stage performances.
A cantilevered structure with open grandstand showcases approximately twenty mammals in three tanks cooled with a salt water cooling system. Goetting & Associates designed all the MEP, lighting, dimming and sound system.
This exhibit houses over 400 penguins. The temperature variance in public areas is twenty degrees cooler than current outside temperature to give feeling of arctic chill. The temperature in the animal areas is a constant 34-36 degrees. Design of the lighting system was very unique in that it has to give the penguins the feeling of being in the arctic so that they will reproduce and mount properly. The lighting is controlled by a very complicated dimming system. This project was awarded the 1989 Edwin F. Guth Award of Merit in the International Illumination Design Awards.