Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium is transforming the way fans experience major sport and entertainment events, re-shaping this Australian city and its landscape in the process.

Summary

  • Architect: Hassell, HKS, Cox Architecture
  • Builder: Brookfield Multiplex
  • Photgrapher: Beverley Whitehouse
  • Fabricator: ABS Facades, Unique Metalworks & Jason Signmakers

About the project

Optus Stadium is transforming the way fans experience major sport and entertainment events, re-shaping this Australian city and its landscape in the process.

Every design decision for the multi-purpose, 60,000-seat Optus Stadium in Western Australia was about achieving a singular vision – an unsurpassed visitor experience every time, every event. The stadium’s innovative design – a collaboration between HASSELL, Cox and HKS – feels distinctly local, with architecture and landscaping that reflect the state’s proud sporting, cultural and Aboriginal heritage. At the same time, it’s a destination that could hold its own against other major venues around the world.

Wrapping the stadium with a bronze facade made of anodised aluminium to reflect State’s unique geology, and intertwining it with LED lighting to show the home-team colours, is a testament to the engineering ingenuity. Arup applied a very lean series of façade solutions – multilayered rain screens. The facade prototypes were produced to confirm requirements and test for additional efficiencies in design and construction that could be incorporated into the final solutions. The façade colours reflects WA’s unique geology, with the browns and ochres representing the colours of the North West of Australia – the Kimberley region.

 

Words: https://www.hassellstudio.com/en/cms-projects/detail/perth-stadium-1685

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