Drawing inspiration from the site’s history as an orchard, the design narrative explores the ideas of horticultural grafting and the lifecycle of stone fruit. This is translated into the built form through curved lines, colour graded screens, integrated art works, and a strong response to the surrounding context.
The Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre contributes to the public domain through the integration of the sports and community programs which activate the site throughout the day and provides opportunities for interactions between different demographics and user groups in the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Sustainable design practices include passive design principles, use of recycled water for irrigation and toilet flushing, 80kW photo voltaic system and stormwater run-off into a vegetated swale.
Studio Nine demonstrated innovation through a custom cladding developed for this project to create more visual interest in depth and on the large court component of the facility.
Andrew Steele, Design Architect
Daniel Schumann, Project Architect
Emmeline Barwick, Interior Designer
Jaana Bithell, Interior Designer
Justin Cucchiarelli, Project Director
Keith Dougal, Interior Design Lead
Nick Gelekis, Project Architect
Tony Zappia, Design Director
Alexander Symonds, Land Surveyor
BCA Consulting, Certification and DDA Consultant
Cirqa, Traffic Consultant
D Squared, ESD/Waste Management
Designwell, Landscape Consultant
Prana Studios, Graphic Designer
Rider Levett Bucknall, Quantity Surveyor
Sonus, Acoustic Consultant
Triaxial Consulting, Structural and Civil Engineer
Trinamic Consultants, Services Consultant