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2018 National Architecture Awards: National Commendation for Interior Architecture

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN Interior Architecture: National Commendation Australian Institute of Architects

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The Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre was completed in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Its design concept introduces a generous internal street as a clear ordering device linking two major sports halls that can be subdivided into a number of quality sports facilities. Change rooms, amenities, meeting rooms and function spaces are arranged neatly along the internal street and colour is used effectively to highlight alternative sports hall entry points. It is a delightful, light-filled volume containing a sculptural timber stair, quirky roof lights and cheerful tiled finishes. This key facility will become a significant asset for its community.

For more coverage, read Sheona Thomson’s review of the Commonwealth Games facilities from Architecture Australia Jan/Feb 2018.

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Architect
BVN
Australia
Project Team
Mark Grimmer (principal), Paolo Frigenti, Celeste Norman, Rebecca Buffington (project architects), Hayley Sainsbury (interior designer), Glen Millar, Patrick Ozmin, Peter Eedy, Fedor Medek, Damian Eckersley (architects), Amanda Robinson, Isabella White, Carolyn Jo (graduates of architecture), Angela Lamb (senior architectural technician), Marilena Hewitt (student of architecture)
Consultants
AV consultant Norman Disney and Young
Acoustic & ESD consultant Norman Disney and Young
Aquatics consultant Stevenson and Associates
Builder Hansen Yuncken
Certifier and access consultant McKenzie Group Consulting
Civil consultant Cardno
Communications and security Norman Disney and Young
Crowd movement consultant Arup
Electrical and mechanical engineer Norman Disney and Young
Food and beverage consultant Mike Driscoll and Associates
Hydraulic and fire engineer Norman Disney and Young
Landscape consultant Cardno
Quantity surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall
Specialist lighting Aurecon
Structural engineer Bligh Tanner
Traffic consultant Bitzios Consulting
Vertical transport consultant Norman Disney and Young
Wind Engineering MEL Consultants
Site details
Site type Urban
Category Commercial / public buildings
Project Details
Status Built
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