Saratoga Spa State Park, NYS OPRHP, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is an internationally renowned concert venue; voted the 2016 Best Outdoor Music Venue by USA Today. Its magnificent amphitheater accommodates more than 6,000 under the shed roof and another 21,000 patrons outdoors on the expansive sloped lawn. Visitors enjoy SPAC’s unique location nestled under the pines in the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park. Its renowned acoustics have provided an unforgettable experience for audiences and performers alike since its construction in 1966.
After nearly four decades, the affect of harsh upstate New York weather had caused significant deterioration to the amphitheater facade. Saratoga Associates design for the renovated façade reflects the simple elegance of the venue and the natural setting of the park. Inspired by the traditional form of the original facade, the new design adds dimension and visual depth to create a striking vertical rhythm. Its open-air form blurs the line between exterior and interior creating a seamless transition from lawn to amphitheater seating.
The durable high density laminate rain screen façade material assures that this cherished venue will continue to host summertime performances for years to come.