Eric Tweedale Stadium
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The design of the Eric Tweedale Stadium is driven by the stadium’s connection to the local environment and history of the Cumberland Plains. Located within Granville Park, once a widely forested area, its form and materiality responds to the site’s heritage and create a connection to its current sporting environment.
A canteen and community multipurpose room open out to the viewing platform on the South-eastern corner of the building enabling multiple community activities to have an option for indoor/outdoor connection for versatile use of space. The Stadium also includes a grandstand for 760 spectators, change rooms, admin and first aid room, first-floor function space, commercial kitchen and outdoor viewing deck on level 1. The flexibility of design allows for different community and sports activities to unfold throughout the building.
Sustainable design was an important objective of the project and timber construction was key to achieving this. The goal was to demonstrate that this scale of building can be a highly sustainable development that is low carbon, low waste and highly energy efficient.
The glulam roof cantilevers over eight-metres above the seating, creating a simple yet impactful and beautiful form that also gives historical reference to the forest that once dominated the site.
The use of a mass timber structure in the Stadium is the first use of glulam timber for this type of facility in Australia, representing an impressive achievement in timber engineering.
Photography by Brett Boardman
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