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Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium, Victoria Park Drive, Burswood WA, Australia

Architects:

Cox Architecture and HASSELL

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Cox Architecture

Architecture Office

Area:

Year:

City:

Client:

60,000 m2

2017

Perth

Construction:

Multiplex

Category:

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

Project Type:

Sports Stadium

Post Type:

Building

Country:

Australia

Photographers:

Peter Bennets, John Gollings

the architects

Description:

Optus Stadium is a cutting-edge sports stadium that hosts cricket, Australian rules football, and soccer events. This modern and attractive stadium designed by Cox Architecture and HASSELL, features a distinctive lightweight roof that is made from a lightweight ETFE membrane that provides an unobstructed view of the surrounding Swan River and Perth skyline. The stadium also has an innovative LED lighting system that can change colors to reflect different events, creating a colorful and memorable experience for fans.

Optus Stadium redefines stadia and stadium park design. Completed in January 2018, the project was almost a decade in the making.

Hassell, COX and HKS Sport and Entertainment, as part of the Westadium consortium, won a competition with the West Australian Government to design the publicly-funded stadium – which sits adjacent the Perth CBD.

Set on the banks of the Swan River, spanning 30-hectares, Perth’s Optus Stadium is the third-largest stadium in Australia. A fabric roof covers 85-percent of seats, which ring the pitch in a steep, bowl-shaped area that maximises views from every angle.Every design decision for the multi-purpose, 60,000-seat stadium was to meet one requirement – an unsurpassed visitor experience every time, every event.

The ‘fans first’ approach goes past just those entering the gates but references the community who were involved in the creation of this uniquely Western Australian structure. Combining an appreciation of the site’s history and culture with the sporting prowess of the city and State, Optus Stadium is new-age icon for WA and beyond.

The Hassell, COX, HKS design acknowledges the unique sporting, cultural and Indigenous heritage. This extends to the surrounding Stadium Park landscape designed by Hassell which provides spectacular vistas to the Swan River and city. Revitalising what was once the waste ground of the city into a vibrant new public park, the development reconnects the city to its environmental and cultural links with the river.

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September 26, 2023

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