American Circuit By Miró Rivera Architects


The distinctive buildings of the American Circuit, the first purpose-built Formula 1 Grand PrixTM site in the United States, were designed by Miró Rivera Architects of Austin. A 251-foot tall bridge above the track is one of the architectural highlights of this new world-class motorsports and entertainment destination. Miró Rivera Architects are responsible for the aesthetic and many of the experiential qualities of the site as the designers of the primary public spaces and structures surrounding the 3.4-mile track.

Building Facade, Architectural Theme And The Main Grandstand

Circuit of The Americas / Miró Rivera Architects,© Ted Parker, Jr. | Circuit of the Americas

The facility’s core architectural language is inspired by racecar accuracy, dynamism, and performance-driven design. It’s also visually appealing, with banners, billboards, and eye-catching visuals. The structural systems are articulated and become essential components of the design, rather than being hidden behind a building’s façade, as the architects have done in the past. The usage of red steel tubes is a recurring architectural feature across the site. The tubes fall down the side of the Observation Tower, creating a canopy over the Amphitheater stage as well as framing the Main Grandstand.


The Observation Tower, which stands above the racecourse and provides expansive views of the whole stadium, downtown Austin, and the adjacent Hill Country, is the complex’s focal point. The tower, which acts as a visual finish to the Grand Plaza and a reference point for viewers around the site, presents a striking background to the Amphitheater. The observation deck at the top, which has glass railings and a glass floor, can hold up to 75 people.

How The Amphitheatre Elevates The User’s Experience At The American Circuit

Circuit of The Americas / Miró Rivera Architects,© Paul Finkel | Piston Design

The amphitheatre, which is carved into the Grand Plaza of the Circuit of America, will host large-scale music and entertainment events. Spectators will enter the amphitheatre from the back of the lawn and descend to the stage, passing through two tiers of fixed seats with a seating capacity of 5,233. Nine rows of box seats occupy the front centre area with fixed seating and exceptional views of the stage. With options for an extra 1,528 temporary seats, banquet tables, or standing room sections, the floor seating area allows the facility to hold a variety of events.


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