Enclosing a Local Landmark: Construction of the Allianz Field Envelope


The construction of Allianz Field, the new home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United Soccer team, was a landmark project for many reasons, not the least of which is the building’s iconic design and use of leading-edge materials. The construction team responded to the challenge of building a local landmark by establishing a robust quality management system that included a multiple mockups, a thorough enclosure review process, extensive testing, and layers of on-site observations to ensure that the enclosure systems would not compromise the durability, maintainabilty, and performance of the building envelope system.