Local Architect: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 #GC2018

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, Queensland Australia

I am very excited to see the beginnings of the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, a new Commonwealth Games development in my own local precinct.

 

The Site

Located in Coomera, at the northern end of Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, the site is situated on a flat section of land surrounded predominantly by existing sporting fields, with amusement parks and a marine precinct nearby.

 

#GC2018 coomera site

 

The Architecture

Designed by BDA Architecture a local Broadbeach based firm with a strong reputation for quality architecture in association with Peddle Thorp. The new multipurpose facility will be host to a number of event finals including netball and gymnastics.

 

http://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/new-coomera-sport-and-leisure-centre-to-be-gold-coast-commonwealth-games-ve/

 

I like how the architect has been able to make a large building appear light and refined through the use of transparency and a finely detailed roof structure. This is emphasised by the way in which the wall peels away from the front corner of the building. The large entry void provides a dramatic sense of occasion as you approach the building.

 

The venue is to be constructed by Hansen Yuncken at a cost of $40 million and due for completion October 2016. Watch this blog for future construction updates.

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Matthew Dean

I'm a Registered Architect based in Coomera, Gold Coast, Queensland.