The recently commissioned Pavilion at Ole Miss selects roofing clad in metal panels, coated with earth-tone hues.
The University of Mississippi, founded in 1848 and known for its athletic programs, recently commissioned a $96.5 million basketball arena—The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The multi-purpose facility is home to the men and women’s basketball program and also hosts graduation ceremonies, concerts and other university-wide events.
The finishing touches included a roof clad in metal paneling and coated with a rich earth-tone hue. Also, a coating was needed for dirt and stain resistance, and durability in all weather conditions.
At 225,000 sq.-ft., the state-of-the-art arena seats 9500 fans, the facility consists of a three-story structural steel frame supporting steel trusses. From the exterior, it wields an elegant footprint in spite of its scale, one that is enhanced by a curved and colonnaded entrance façade that echoes The Pavilion’s signature curved roof.
The roof is clad in metal paneling manufactured by ACI Building Systems and coated with Valspar’s Fluropon in Terra Cotta. With Fluropon’s exceptional dirt and stain-resistant properties, and its durability in all sorts of weather conditions.