Details

Client:Stadiums Queensland

Location:Brisbane

Disciplines:Architecture, Interior Design

Industries:Sport & Recreation

Awards:
  • RAIA 2005 National Awards: National Commendation – Public Buildings Category RAIA 2005 State Awards: State Award – Public Buildings – Cultural Buildings Category
  • RAIA 2004 State Awards: High Commendation Public Buildings – Community Building Category
  • RAIA 2004 State Awards: Blue Scope Steel Colorbond Award

About the Project

In the hearts of sports enthusiasts nationwide, Suncorp is an iconic venue that is home to international, national and state based events.

The success of this world class facility owes much to its design, which maximises views of the playing field for all spectators and which creates a truly unique atmosphere for sporting and outdoor entertainment events.

I was closely involved with PDT Architects on a daily basis for the final two years of the Suncorp Stadium project. During this time, PDT showed exceptional skills in gathering information from the client, user groups and stakeholders and using this information to create a world class stadium for Brisbane. Their high level of organisational skills came into play in organising the documentation of the entire stadium and the external infrastructure areas. The success of the project was partly due to the documentation remaining within established project time frames and budgets
Peter Tray Project Manager, Queensland Government

Project Team

Richard Patenaude

Senior Associate/Partner

Outcome

Set in a residential area at the edge of Brisbane’s CBD, the multi-award winning, 85,000m2, Suncorp Stadium has become one of Australia’s iconic venues.

Designed to reflect Queensland’s subtropical lifestyle the stadium showcases open air terrace bars and viewing galleries. Other features include the community sports facilities, commercial spaces, a museum and office spaces and successfully integrates the city and the venue with direct access to main transport hubs.  Crowd flow, hospitality and catering solutions were all part of the challenging design brief. The brief also called for operational flexibility and incorporates convention facilities, 2,196 fine dining spaces, merchandise outlets and ticketing facilities.

75% of the stadiums spectators are covered to the roof drip line offering protection and adding to the stadiums truly unique atmosphere.  

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