Perth Arena, a multifunctional stadium inspired by a puzzle
The architectural inspiration comes from "Eternity", a highly complicated puzzle – with a 2 million euro award for who can solve it – and from the Round House in Fremantle, one of the oldest and most unique buildings in Perth. The bright blue that covers it is instead an homage to Yves Klein, creator of the saturated and luminous ultramarine hue.
Extravagant creative stimuli for new multifunctional sports center Perth Arena in Australia, designed by ARM Architecture in collaboration with Cameron Chisholm Nicol.
The complex displays state of the art eco-friendly technology, from the solar panels on the roof (among the largest PV arrays in Western Australia), to the advanced air conditioning systems up to the natural illumination.
Depending on the event, the structure (which cost 550 million dollars) can be transformed into a tennis stadium (with a capacity of 13910), basketball court (14846) or a concert hall (15500). In addition, 36 suites and 5 specialized spaces also find their place under the structure's retractable roof.
To resolve all the design and construction issues, a team of 40 architects used the software package Rhino 3D, accumulating new know-how that is now at the disposal of other large scale projects in Australia.
Photos via a-r-m.com.au