2018 National Architecture Awards: National Commendation for Interior Architecture

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Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN.

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre by BVN. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones

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

Jury citation

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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