New South Wales
NSW Rugby Centre of Excellence designed by Cox Architecture delivers a state-of-the-art headquarters uniting organisational and administration staff with players and visitors. The centre transforms David Phillips Sports Complex into a unique sporting venue supporting the ongoing development of athletes of all abilities.
Constructed with a recycled brick base and lightweight cladding above, the centre’s long linear form engages the building with the sportsfield and Astrolabe Park, while addressing the street at a matching scale of its heritage neighbourhood. Filled with the necessary sports training and recovery facilities and workspaces, the buildings key linkage to the sportsfield is through the integrated grandstand and multi-purpose event spaces, inviting the public to engage with the sport and NSW Rugby’s new home.
“A key component of the project is the dedicated multi-purpose community facilities that enable NSW Rugby to expand their grassroots sport programs, initiatives, and engagement.” – NSWRU CEO Paul Doorn