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  7. KDV Golf and Tennis Academy / Shiro Architects

KDV Golf and Tennis Academy / Shiro Architects

  • 18:00 - 8 November, 2016
KDV Golf and Tennis Academy / Shiro Architects
KDV Golf and Tennis Academy  / Shiro Architects, © Richard Glover
© Richard Glover

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrara QLD 4211, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Hiromi Lauren Shiraishi
  • Team

    Hiromi Lauren, Selina Qiu, Jian Wang, Sven Ollman, Michael Smith
  • Area

    3600.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

      • Collaborators

        MBMO Architects (BIM and documentation)
      • Consultants

        Grummitt Planning, Cactus and Hill landscape architects, CRWP structural
      • Engineers

        Alder Constructions
      • Clients

        KDV Sport
      • More Specs Less Specs
      © Richard Glover
      © Richard Glover

      Text description provided by the architects. Opened in October 2016, the KDV Golf and Tennis Academy project is located near Nerang, on Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia, and comprises an extensive overhaul of the previous Carrara Gardens Golf Course facility.

      Ground Floor
      Ground Floor

      The initial inspiration for its design came from Mies van der Rohe’s “architecture of silence”, and in that tradition, we aimed to bring to life a free-standing building open to many sides, linked to nature.

      © Richard Glover
      © Richard Glover

      We created a single, flexible plan accommodating diverse multi-functional spaces which we believe give the building a modern elegance.


      Transparency and reflection bring the outside environment into the building, to which exposed concrete creates contrast, with the mirrored soffit drawing the image of the sky onto its glass walls.

      © Richard Glover
      © Richard Glover

      The reflections enable the building to announce itself from a distance, giving it a presence greater than its envelope and clearly framing the activities of sports people, community members and students taking place within.

      © Richard Glover
      © Richard Glover

      The scheme’s external pavilion pods comprise the buffer zone between serious sporting undertakings and those of simple relaxation.

      © Richard Glover
      © Richard Glover

      Product Description. Using Vitrabond Aluminium Composite mirrored finish panel as the building’s soffit strengthens the building’s architectural concept and helps it to blend with its natural surrounds.

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      Shiro Architects
      Cite: "KDV Golf and Tennis Academy / Shiro Architects" 08 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
      © Richard Glover

      KDV 高尔夫与网球学院 / Shiro Architects