Melbourne Football Club’s office, club rooms and sports facilities have received a re-vamp from Plus Architecture.
December 2nd, 2010
In creating the new design for the Sports Campus Facility at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Olympic Boulevard, Plus Architecture’s Interior Design Leader Michael Edwards and his team chose warm timber finishes complemented by the Melbourne Football Club’s colours, blue and red.
Plus Architecture sought to incorporate the Club’s history into the redesign. A striking feature of the new office space is a glass panel featuring text relating to the Club’s successes.
Also key to the new design is a ‘cup walk’, in which 12 Premiership cups are displayed in glass cabinets, with a 13th yet to be filled.
“The design really does showcase the Club’s history and achievements through the strong use of colour, materiality and transparency,” says Edwards.
“The central lounge and trophy display areas are a great feature, providing a relaxing, social hub connecting the office, clubroom and player training facilities.”
The centre aims to bring together the highest male and female participation sports in Australia. Plans for the project include an AFL training ground, indoor netball courts, a pool and a gym. Facilities will have integrated public access, in an effort to incorporate the growing community at Docklands.
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