Spotlight Awards

The main entrance at Golden 1 Center has five aircraft hangar doors that fold upwards to welcome in the Delta breeze, a natural cooling phenomenon in Sacramento, and reduce the energy costs of the arena. These doors, which are 40-feet-tall and 27-feet-wide, serve as focal points of the arena, and when closed, shield the arena from Sacramento’s 100-degree summer days, while offering a glimpse of the city’s up-and-coming skyline. Incorporating the hangar doors into the architecture not only gives it a touch of Sacramento, but also creates the first “outdoor-indoor arena” in the NBA.


 

The main entrance at Golden 1 Center has five aircraft hangar doors that fold upwards to welcome in the Delta breeze, a natural cooling phenomenon in Sacramento, and reduce the energy costs of the arena. These doors, which are 40-feet-tall and 27-feet-wide, serve as focal points of the arena, and when closed, shield the arena from Sacramento’s 100-degree summer days, while offering a glimpse of the city’s up-and-coming skyline. Incorporating the hangar doors into the architecture not only gives it a touch of Sacramento, but also creates the first “outdoor-indoor arena” in the NBA.