"Although the project is no doubt 'architecturally sound', and takes into consideration some important functional needs, there is one important component that the architects/designers and the sports organization neglected to address - color. I am absolutely dismayed by the complete disregard of the importance of color in the design. There is an overabundance of white, which makes the facility feel cold, sterile and empty. Is this really the message that the organization wants to send to their players, employees and the general public? The facility looks more like a psychiatric hospital than a place to foster teamwork, vitality, and strength."
I completely agree. To me, this building looks like any other commercial/industrial complex, embracing blandness.
SOM, this is the "newest, largest and most ambitious and holistic training facility in the National Football League." Holistic? Ambitious? Maybe in regards to other aspects. But they totally dropped the ball when it came to color.
How is it possible that with all the research and effort that was channeled into this project, no-one bothered to examine how color effects work productivity? It blows my mind.