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Templestowe Reserve Sporting Pavilion / Phooey Architects

  • Architects: Phooey Architects
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Project Team: Peter Ho, Emma Young, Lucy Williams, Rob Chittleborough, Chris Evans, James Baradine
  • Structural Engineer: Perrett Simpson Stantin
  • Services Engineer: Umow Lai
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts

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From the architect. Steve Brennan, President of the Templestowe Football Club called their new facilities the "Sydney Opera House of sporting pavilions".

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

The project was completed in readiness for the first home game of the Templestowe Dockers in Season 2011. The 100 year history of the football & cricket club that has been represented by different jumpers & crests were identified & celebrated in the architectural form & brickwork facades.


From the changing rooms, players burst through the brickwork run-thru facade on to the playing field. Seen from the Reserve entry, the building tries to start a Mexican Wave to generate match day spectacle. This building includes community & training facilities for the sporting clubs. The building aims to be a carbon & water neutral building.

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© Peter Bennetts
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