OpenAire has led the industry in creating incredible retractable roof solutions in locations around the world for almost 30 years. Since 1989, we have built nearly 1,000 customized, awe-inspiring enclosures to suit their owners’ visions, goals, and needs perfectly. Whether it is a hotel, a restaurant, an entertainment center, a swimming pool, a waterpark, or any number of great venues, OpenAire has delivered eye-catching and unique designs for venues everywhere.
Because of our track record, OpenAire has attracted several of the world’s top real estate developers and architects as clients. Among these clients are the Cordish Companies; true worldwide leaders in real estate development who have designed or redeveloped countless prominent destinations since 1910. Since 2011, the Cordish Companies have chosen OpenAire to develop five separate retractable roof designs for entertainment venues throughout the United States. The Cordish Companies team trusted OpenAire’s quality-driven, precisely engineered aluminum-framed structures, and as a result, we have had the honor of bringing year-round sunlit atmospheres to tens of thousands of guests at the Cordish Companies’ popular venues. Here are the stories of those winning retractable designs:
Power Plant LIVE! – Baltimore, MD
Power Plant LIVE! is Baltimore’s premiere entertainment complex, as well as the first OpenAire design for a Cordish property. OpenAire created a retractable canopy roof between two existing buildings to cover the popular outdoor concert stage, as well as a 2,400-sq. ft. glass enclosure for the adjacent Leinenkugel’s Beer Hall. Both designs fit the Victorian style of the venue’s design and earned great praise.
Maryland LIVE! Casino Steakhouse – Hanover, MD
OpenAire led the design, manufacture, and installation of this striking retractable skylight for the acclaimed Prime Rib steakhouse at Maryland LIVE! Casino. The skylight’s grey/opal-tinted panels retract in five sections to let visitors dine in the sunshine and fresh air, but close at the touch of a button to create shelter in rainy or cold conditions. Visitors can now enjoy the Prime Rib’s delightfully sophisticated and highly acclaimed menu in an outdoor atmosphere year-round.
Fox Sports Midwest LIVE! Ballpark Village – St. Louis, MO
When the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies developed a new, 20,000-sq. ft. entertainment complex for the Cardinals’ fans, OpenAire created a double-sloped retractable structure for Ballpark Village, measuring 96 by 96 ft., and soaring over 50 ft. high, as well as a 34 by 44 ft. enclosure over the complex’s Budweiser Brew House. These two retractable roofs allow Cardinals’ fans to catch the game and enjoy great drinks regardless of inclement weather, from the early spring until the Fall Classic.
Fourth Street LIVE! Goose Island Beer Bridge – Louisville, KY
The Cordish Companies and Goose Island Brewery were working to create a unique, bridge-themed restaurant and bar to sit over the famous entertainment venue Fourth Street LIVE! in downtown Louisville. They knew to choose OpenAire to create an enclosure design for the 48-foot bridge that would become Goose Island Beer Bridge; a prime place to enjoy great food and drink while experiencing live entertainment on the outdoor stage below.
Xfinity LIVE! – Philadelphia, PA
When the Cordish Companies renovated Philadelphia’s iconic entertainment center Xfinity LIVE!, OpenAire was able to help Victory Beer Hall, located at a prime spot in the venue, make the most of its patio space throughout the year. OpenAire’s team created an attractive single-sloped lean-to enclosure to cover a portion of the beer hall’s patio. This eye-catching solution lets Victory Beer Hall and Xfinity LIVE! use their patio seating in any weather or season, increasing capacity significantly and attracting many new guests.
OpenAire has been proud to bring our expertise and innovative technologies to each of these Cordish developments. But these are only a small sample of the designs that OpenAire has created over the years, and a small fraction of the possibilities we can offer to your design. To see what OpenAire can do for your project, browse our portfolio and contact our expert team for a free consultation today!
Photos courtesy of the Cordish Company.