The home of the Houston Texans offers an intimacy similar to a large indoor arena. The stadium’s facade is designed to be as transparent as possible, with large glass curtain walls allowing sunlight into the building. Its sliding roof panels are made of steel-hinged frames wrapped in translucent fabric that allows in natural daylight. The design also implemented a grass porous pavement, providing an optimum playing surface. This palletized material is ideal for football and soccer while allowing flexibility for rodeos and other events.