‘Eagle Stadium’ comprehensively redeveloped and expanded the existing sporting facility into a new major regional indoor sports venue in Melbourne’s western suburbs, claiming a new benchmark in community sports facilities.
All works were staged to ensure minimal disruption to the ongoing community use. The facility provides 16 sports courts, 1,100m2 fitness centre, occasional care, community meeting rooms, several operating zones for flexible scheduling, as well as functioning as a social hub for the community with Café and indoor and outdoor social gathering areas.
The building and surrounding site integrate several ESD principles and initiatives throughout the design, including drainage swales in the “green carpark”, rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation, solar hot water system and a high quality thermal envelope. The centre provides the best standards for community sports and fitness training to all members of the expanding Wyndham community and surrounding region.
Limited site area and a demanding project brief has led to a design response that is a strong timber screened form as a point of contrast to the steel and glass of the existing building. The major extension over two levels contains a separate sports court, gymnasium, group fitness, crèche, gymnastics hall, new entry, reception and administration offices.
The diversity of the building’s existing and new user groups demands a high functioning and complex sequence of spaces to be perceived by its users in a simple manner. The design also accommodates for the need to maintain ongoing operation with minimal disruption to the users.
The St Kilda Football Club (St KFC), Australian Football League (AFL), Victorian State Government (Sport & Recreation Victoria / SRV), City of Kingston, AFL Victoria, Southern Football and Netball League, and the Southern Metro Junior Football League are jointly funding the redevelopment of the facilities at the Moorabbin Reserve.
The redevelopment will provide new high quality training and administrative facilities for St KFC, SFNL, AFL Vic, and SMJFL, as well as a range of multifunctional community service facilities and function spaces.
Construction is underway with ADCO Constructions. Stage 1 - St Kilda Football Club elite training facility and administration was completed in February 2018. Stage 2 - Community football change rooms and administration is due for completion in October 2018.
Redevelopment of the facilities at the North Melbourne Recreation Reserve that renew the value and amenity of the site for both the North Melbourne Football Club and the local community. Design includes a high performance training and administration facilities for the Club, State Fencing Centre and City of Melbourne Recreation Services for the local community that respond to the aspirations of all project stakeholders.
The building layout has achieved unison for the key tenants with common entry, foyer and reception, as well as a division of activities for all functions to co-exist harmoniously. Acknowledged within the industry to be a leading example of design for ‘Club & Community’ with overwhelmingly positive feedback from both user groups.
The redevelopment of Carlton Football Club’s high performance training and administration facilities was aimed to renew the value of the site for the club and local community. The project provided an opportunity to re-address the Princes Park Oval to the park and Royal Parade.
The building design includes player warm-up and gym areas, conditioning and locker spaces, administrative offices, function rooms, café, retail, warm water recovery pools, theatrette and sports medicine clinic. ESD measures utilised include natural ventilation strategies, grey water and rain water harvesting for playing surface irrigation, intelligent lighting control systems and solar hot water. Most significantly, the design brings all club personnel working together in a series of socially connected spaces that enhances their working environment.
Designed as a sustainable multi-sports facility with a focus on the needs of the local netball competition. The design incorporated automated natural ventilation systems, 5.6kW PV cell power generation, rainwater harvesting, highly durable low maintenance materials and real time sustainability displays in the foyer.
Our services also involved community engagement aspects that included an arts project. The building facilities include; four indoor multi-sports courts, four outdoor netball courts, change rooms, cafe, function space and a 21-place occasional childcare. The single level design enables excellent accessibility and connectivity.