Atlanta-based landscape architect and master planner HGOR began work in January 2015 on the “South’s pre-eminent lifestyle destination.” The Battery at SunTrust Park is a 60-acre, mixed-use development alongside the new Atlanta Braves stadium, SunTrust Park.
The team behind The Battery has striven to create the ultimate fan experience for fans, residents, diners, shoppers and all visitors by designing a comfortable, walkable, interactive and connected environment – 365 days a year.
At the heart of the Battery is the centrally located Plaza, an approximately 76,000-square-foot terminus connecting the new stadium with two levels of surrounding retail, a 10-story office building and a 264-room hotel. The Plaza is designed for maximum pedestrian flow while allowing for abundant seating options, from terraced seating to benches to comfortable turf.
Boundless food choices are available within the Plaza. Visitors can walk directly into the ballpark from the Plaza via a pedestrian bridge on the second floor of the Food and Beverage Building. A main performance stage with a 26-foot x 11-foot LED screen hosts energetic concerts, with a main lawn that holds more than 2,000 people for special events. And if there’s not enough going on around you, the entire Plaza is Wi-Fi equipped, which required special conduit routing.
One of the most iconic — and photographed — structures of the Plaza thus far is a one-of-a-kind, 80-foot-tall multi-level shade canopy with a suspended baseball sculpture and state-of-the-art video board. The interactive water feature, centrally located within the Plaza, was a must-have for the Braves.
Within the project, HGOR leveraged rubble stone walls, wood and concrete elements, plank pavers, granite steps and other materials. HGOR finished the design in April 2017, just in time for the highly anticipated Opening Day.