Wanangkura Stadium in Port Hedland by ARM Architecture

Category: Architecture Published on 14 Mar, 2013 Tags: , , , ,
Wanangkura Stadium in Port Hedland by ARM Architecture

Wanangkura Stadium is Port Hedland new multi‐purpose recreational centre designed by Australian practice ARM Architecture. The main building houses a new indoor playing court, a gym, squash courts, club rooms for local football teams and upper level function rooms. Adjacent to the main building are outdoor playing courts for netball and basketball. The project site is located at the Kevin Scott Oval on the fringe of South Hedland’s flood plain.

The name for the Centre was chosen from hundreds of local submissions and means ‘whirlwind‘ in the local Kariyarra language. The title pays tribute to the centre’s design, which architect Sophie Cleland likened to a cyclonic pattern, creating a shimmering, rippling effect on an otherwise flat landscape.

The building design represents the local climate in the form and cladding pattern. Cyclones, intense weather patterns and heat distortion have been used to generate the façade creating an iconic place for the Hedland community.

“Our approach to the design considered this building as a mirage. Using a ‘halftone’ pixelated technique, the building’s entry facade acts as a clear visual image from long distances, whilst being highly aggregated on closer inspection” concludes the architect.

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images © Peter Bennetts  – courtesy of ARM Architecture

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