Bal­larat Re­gional Soccer Fa­cil­ity

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k20 Ar­chi­tec­ture sourced re­cy­cled and lo­cal tim­ber to as­sist with car­bon se­ques­tra­tion Time­line: 2010-2015

BAL­LARAT RE­GIONAL Soccer Fa­cil­ity is a new land­mark re­gional soccer fa­cil­ity at Mor­shead Park, Bal­larat. It pro­vides lead­ing edge sport­ing and so­cial fa­cil­i­ties for elite level soccer and A level games. Ear­lier this year Bal­larat Re­gional Soccer Fa­cil­ity was se­lected from a na­tional pool of soccer sports fa­cil­i­ties to host the Asian Cup and Bahrain is set to es­tab­lish the fa­cil­ity as their base train­ing fa­cil­ity.

The fa­cil­ity makes up the first sec­tion of a larger mas­ter plan for the trans­for­ma­tion of the site into a sta­dium.

The fa­cil­ity has been de­signed to en­hance the spec­ta­tor’s ex­pe­ri­ence and bring the viewer closer to the play­ing pitch. Ad­di­tion­ally, the coach’s boxes are trans­par­ent with the grand stand el­e­vated above the ground level to cre­ate a di­rect view­ing line to the main event. The in­ter­nal func­tion and cater­ing fa­cil­ity has im­por­tant so­cial and eco­nomic ben­e­fits to the club and broader com­mu­nity.

The fa­cil­ity in­cludes a two star FIFA rated turf play­ing pitch, syn­thetic train­ing ground, grand stand with 500 seated ca­pac­ity, con­fer­ence and cater­ing fa­cil­ity for 200 peo­ple, ex­ter­nal view­ing decks and play­ers change rooms, me­dia rooms, and sports ad­min­is­tra­tion fa­cil­i­ties.

The Stock­ade wall en­abled the fa­cil­ity to be built in sec­tions and is re­flec­tive of Bal­larat’s rich cul­tural his­tory.

The build­ing was de­signed to en­sure there was no over­shad­ow­ing im­pact to the play­ing pitch and to max­imise view lines across the grand stand and the in­te­rior func­tion fa­cil­ity.

ESD ini­tia­tives- Pas­sive so­lar de­sign fea­tures in­clude high level ex­tended eaves to re­duce heat load on the build­ing, dou­ble glaz­ing through­out and high lev­els of in­su­la­tion.

Nat­u­ral ven­ti­la­tion in­cor­po­rates ther­mal chim­neys pro­vid­ing stack ef­fect cool­ing, and mixed mode heat­ing & cool­ing through the un­der­floor air-plenum.

k20 Ar­chi­tec­ture sourced re­cy­cled and lo­cal tim­ber to as­sist with car­bon se­ques­tra­tion, re­sult­ing in a re­duced car­bon foot­print. Lo­cally sourced and man­u­fac­tured ma­te­ri­als and com­po­nents achieve ap­prox­i­mately 80% of lo­cal con­tent out­comes.

En­vi­ron­men­tally pre­ferred ma­te­ri­als and fit­tings in­clude low en­ergy light fit­tings, low VOC paint, durable fin­ishes for lower main­te­nance and longevity, car­pet with 40% re­cy­cled con­tent and cer­ti­fied cra­dle to cra­dle 100% re­cy­clable with an ad­he­sive min­imi­sa­tion in­stal­la­tion sys­tem.

The grand­stand seat­ing is made of re­cy­cled plas­tic while the tim­ber is used from shad­ing to ex­ter­nal glaz­ing. The grand­stand was man­u­fac­tured us­ing off the shelf pre-built con­crete con­struc­tion planks.

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