Architects: Phooey Architects
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Year Competed: 2009
Project Team: Peter Ho, Emma Young, Lucy Williams, Rob Chittleborough, Chris Evans, James Baradine
Structural Engineer: Perrett Simpson Stantin
Services Engineer: Umow Lai
Photographer: Peter Bennetts
Steve Brennan, President of the Templestowe Football Club called their new facilities the “Sydney Opera House of sporting pavilions”.
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.