The new Santa Clara Stadium supplied with Schindler Elevators and Escalators (Photo: HNTB)
Schindler Elevator Corporation was awarded a contract with Santa Clara Stadium Authority to provide mobility systems for the San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, California in 2012. The contract included 25 elevators, including 18 Schindler 400A® mid-rise machine room-less units, as well as 38 Schindler 9300AE® escalators.
HNTB, an internationally renowned architecture firm, and Turner Devcon Joint Venture (TDJV), designed and built the 1.85 million square foot, 68,500 seat Santa Clara Stadium, which features open pedestrian plazas, commercial community space, a 49ers team store, and a 49ers Hall of Fame. The stadium is functionally designed to create a building that can be used for a wide range of events, including: professional and college football, soccer, motocross, concerts and civic events.
Contributing to the stadium’s long list of sustainable design concepts, the Schindler 400A elevator system uses high-efficiency AC gearless machines to reduce energy usage and Power Factor 1 drives that regenerate energy back into the building’s electric system where it can be used to power the lighting, air conditioning or other equipment. The elevator cabs are equipped with energy-efficient compact fluorescent lighting.
The Schindler 9300AE® escalator’s optimized drive system is perfectly matched to the demands of the rise, allowing motor power to drop by as much as 27% compared with earlier escalator models at that time.
The sustainable and innovative multi-purpose facility is right at home in Silicon Valley where it is among the most technologically-advanced companies in the world.