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Sport

The arena of sport and recreational architecture and urban design is a rapidly changing environment that involves a diverse range of facilities with people and the wider community at the heart of the design.

Whether designing a community sports and leisure facility or a world class stadium, the importance of connection to the community is fundamental to a facility’s performance. We understand that sporting and recreation facilities contribute to the vitality of the communities they serve, and we seek for all facilities to actively engage with their surroundings, creating a precinct-wide solution where social infrastructure underpins development and growth within the wider community.

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12 Oct 2019

Surf Life Saving Clubs – the true spirit of Australia

Michael Cooper

We investigate why Surf Life Saving Clubs are surely among the greatest architectural symbols of Australian society.

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14 Jun 2018

Naming rights (and wrongs)…

Michael Cooper

The Walt Disney Company made Australian headlines this month when it picked up the naming rights for The Etihad Stadium. But such naming rights are by no means a new thing; similar deals have been taking place for more than a century…

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18 Apr 2018

Staging a comeback

Jacinta Houzer

Building infrastructure for global events can make or break a city – so what’s the best strategy for using these structures once the show’s over?