Team2 were appointed to develop ideas for a replacement grandstand at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre as part of continuing upgrade works.
The proposals include demolition and replacement of the existing concrete structure and its roof. A new precast tiered seating structure is proposed which offers fabulous accommodation for the youth centre below, and accessible, efficient seating above for up to approximately 700 people. The adjacent external play area is upgraded to provide the youth centre with a new basketball area and break out space.
A new lightweight roof is proposed which is suspended from two elegant tall steel masts, giving the grandstand a new contemporary feel.
Team2 were required to integrate proposals into the new pedestrian link bridge across Little Street, the entrance to the Aquatic Centre and the bus drop off.
Environmentally and sustainable design initiatives have been part of the considerations from the outset and work within the Councils sustainable guiding principles of community, creativity, sustainability and best value.