Update: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

Construction on Coomera’s Indoor Sports Centre appears to be progressing slowly. This centre is to host the gymnastics, netball and basketball events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games as mentioned in a previous post: GC2018 Coomera. A pad has been excavated in preparation for the main concrete slab. A drilling rig is on site preparing some piles to support the main floor structure. In 4 week’s time I would expect to see plumbing and concrete reinforcement in place ready for a concrete pour. I will keep you posted.

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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.

 

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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.