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[GSW Arena] 'Lavatory' look

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by redwhiteone, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. redwhiteone

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    Designs for the new Golden State Warriors arena make it look like a giant toilet

    A professional sports team can go in several directions when designing a new stadium. Many go for function over form, opting for a fairly standard layout with a few cautiously eccentric design choices to add a modicum of character. Others turn the stadium into something out of a child's imagination, packing in goofy details with no regard for a cohesive overall concept. A select few will even do something impressive, balancing the modern with the classic to end up with a structure that pleases fans and architecture critics alike.

    It is still too early to critique the new San Francisco arena for the Golden State Warriors estimated to open in 2018. What we do know, though, is that the latest designs make the building look like a giant toilet.

    The latest mockups, hosted on SocketSite, are low on detail and do not involve any ground views, which is obviously how most people will experience the arena. It's likely that the final product will involve a greater contrast between the terrace area and the roof (and not make it off-white in color), thereby changing the fact that the bird's-eye view looks exactly like a closed toilet seat resting on top of the toilet itself. Why, it's even likely that the actual structure will be different enough that the very obvious "Toilet Bowl" nickname will not persist past this initial design release. Unless, of course, the Warriors turn into a draft lottery mainstay by the grand opening, in which case the nickname can work without any relation to the arena's design.

    Perhaps the new lavatory look is Warriors' ownership's way of telling San Franciscans that they're not too happy about the way this arena project went down. In 2012, the Warriors unveiled plans to build and move to a new arena along the city's waterfront by 2017. That plan was altered after complaints about the arena blocking views and increases in the estimated price compelled citizens to pursue a ballot measure that would restrict any waterfront construction projects. Under considerable pressure to find a workable solution, the Warriors abandoned their plans for the waterfront project and eventually settled on building the arena in San Francisco Mission Bay neighborhood, not far from the Giants' gorgeous AT&T Park but in a considerably less attractive spot. Owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber will get their desired move from Oakland to San Francisco, but they didn't get exactly what they wanted.

    The building is designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta, which also worked on the earlier waterfront project and the ongoing expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. As of this writing, the firm has not explained why they released these designs without realizing that they look exactly like a toilet dropped into a world-renowned city. Maybe they fell in.


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  2. Realjad

    Realjad Contributing Member

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    If I read this stuff on a satire site I would be like 'This is so stupid, they could have made it at least kind of convincing'

    yet

    this is real life..
     
  3. snowconeman22

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    It would be sick if the roof of the stadium was made to open like a toilet lid .
     
  4. Easy

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    Is it because of the California drought? The water tank is kind of small.
     
  5. SunsRocketsfan

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    Perhaps it's a bidet without the tank.

    Or they should build a big office building for the tank portion.
     
  6. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Where is Pooh Richardson these days?
     
  7. Mr. Clutch

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    Made of porcelain?
     
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    At least they have the decency to make it closed.
     
  9. TheRealist137

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    It may look like a toilet bowl but that stadium is going to be a top tier nba stadium. Great location and a lot of cool stuff.
     
  10. SWTsig

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    it most definitely does but it will also be in all likelihood the coolest arena in the country... toilet-likeness aside, it actually looks badass. i take it this will be in/near downtown SF?
     
  11. krnxsnoopy

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    It's gonna be one of the coolest, nicest arenas in the league.

    Great city, great location, awesome atmosphere.
     
  12. westcoastin

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    What if it rains and it has an open top? Would that be called a golden shower?
     
  13. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    I hate to say it, but I'm one of the few people in town (SF) who doesn't want them to build it. It's right next to where they just built an enormous hospital, and it's a crazy-pants idea. Traffic is already nightmarish around there when the SF Giants play. Imagine needing an ambulance ride to the hospital right before a Golden (State Warriors) Shower.

    But if they move ahead, I hope they can build some enormous pubes as sculpture to hang off the edge.
     
  14. onreego

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    nice.
     
  15. RocketsJumer

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    So this is why they didn't want to trade Klay for Love? To keep the Splash Bros!

    Now it all makes sense!

    Lolol whoever thought of making the arena look like a toilet needs to get fired ASAP
     
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    Does this confirm that there really is an San Francisco Giant?
     
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    Well the poor guy did need a place to relieve himself...
     
  18. Joshfast

    Joshfast "We're all gonna die" - Billy Sole
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    Kohler should be all over the naming rights for this one. It's perfect.
     
  19. PointForward

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    Such copy cats. The original Kohler sports venue is on the brazos, and it's Baylor's new football stadium.
     
  20. Omer

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    Gives a new meaning to Splash Brothers
     

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