Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, Conn., is fitted with touchless systems that can help prevent the spread of viruses. (Courtesy Pendulum Studio) Alternatives to stainless steel surfaces, adjustments to buffets may lie ahead, they say In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, architects are having internal discussions about how things will change in the design of sports and entertainment facilities to provide greater protection for spectators and venue workers. Expanding touchless technology in suites and clubs, restrooms and office spaces; using materials other than stainless steel to build hard surfaces that are more resistant to germs; and embracing security-related systems such as thermal screening are a few examples that designers are talking about as additional layers of protection. Operationally, expect to see changes in food preparation and presentation and cleaning procedures, they added.  It’s all in the concept stage at this point, but the virus has people talking about what’s […]
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