106 architects join the Sports and Gaming Industry Association
The Sports and Gaming Industry Association (SAPIA) has informed that 106 architects (Studio106 Architecture Pty Ltd) have joined its Professional Services division.
106 Architects is an award-winning architecture and design firm specializing in community and sport dedicated to connecting and strengthening communities across Australia and New Zealand, led by the Olympian and medalist. Commonwealth Games silver Dion Gosling.
Practice indicates that we have “experience and experience spanning multiple codes and sports, across a wide range of projects – from park facilities to regional stadiums; elite high-level training and competition venues, a regional indoor arena, local and community facilities and sports fields.
“(We have) the skills and abilities required to help you take your project from concept to final occupation… play areas – sports facilities – our entire life.
“We are currently working on a range of quality community sport and education related facilities across Australia and New Zealand, providing specialized sport design and technical knowledge.
“Our experience and experience span multiple codes and sports, across a wide range of projects – from park facilities to regional stadiums; elite high performance training and competition venues, regional indoor arenas, local and community facilities and athletic fields. “
Dion Gosling, as Director of 106 Architects, has an innate understanding of the intricacies and technical requirements of outdoor sports fields and indoor sports halls, bringing the perspective of the athlete, administrator, coach , management and board of directors.
Since 1990, while traveling the world on the New Zealand men’s hockey team, Gosling has acquired knowledge of global international best practices in order to apply them locally. Through roles on the New Zealand Olympic Committee and now as Chairman of the Oceania Hockey Federation Competitions and Events Committee, Gosling is a leader in the holistic assembly of facility development. outdoor and indoor sports.
Selected services and reference projects:
• Namatjira Park Master Plan (in collaboration with the Community Collective) – a sports and community master plan integrating an existing 12.1 hectare reserve site and a 634 hectare watershed of wetlands in Clayton South. The park offers a diversity of opportunities, including social, family, sporting, recreational, play and environmental experiences with a single oval, a single tennis court, a sports pavilion, a pétanque club and a bistro, a skate park, a playground, a tennis wall, a basketball half court and an off-leash dog park
• Colin Maiden Park – an extensive master plan review for tennis, football, rugby, netball, cricket, AFL, hockey as well as support services to the commercial sports sector including new development artificial hockey on two lawns as a multisport facility shared between the clubs
• New Plymouth Multisport Hub – a 38 hectare multisport redevelopment on an existing racetrack to include 14 outdoor netball and multi-use fields, an artificial football / rugby field, an artificial hockey turf, natural grass outdoor fields incorporating man-made and natural cricket wickets, cricket training nets, informal games and social areas for daily community events and activities
• Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub – a 32 hectare sports field development comprising an IAAF certified athletics track, a warm-up track and a dedicated high performance throwing center, 3 FIH Global Elite synthetic turf surfaces, community sports fields, 24 hard tennis courts, NRL- standard rugby league facilities
Indoor arena and sports halls
• New Plymouth Multisport Hub – a new, six-court indoor regional facility featuring 3,000 seating capacity for international netball and basketball events, accommodation and media facilities, as well as multi-code shared facilities at local club level as part of the wider development of the sports park
• Matamata Indoor Community Sports Center – a new two-court local community development to be located on the grounds of Matamata College. The facility serves as a key partnership between the school, the community and sports users
• Fraser Park Sportsville – a new multi-sport center located among existing community sports fields. The facility includes a 600 square meter multi-purpose indoor activity area, six squash courts, a cafe, gym, offices, meeting and banquet rooms. 8 changing rooms serve outdoor sports such as rugby, hockey, football, cricket and a versatile 3G artificial turf
Outdoor active areas and informal play areas
• Namatjira Park Master Plan (in collaboration with the Community Collective.) – a sports and community master plan integrating a new skate park, a playground, a tennis wall, a half-basketball court, sports areas. games to pick up, parking and an off-leash dog park connected to an existing park. pétanque club and natural wetland area
• ‘The Boroughs’ basketball courts – a new five-court outdoor sports project at venues across Auckland. The project aimed to engage youth in outdoor recreational activities using basketball as a catalyst. The project was a public-private business partnership between Auckland Council and SPARK (telecom)
• Learn to Ride Track – a disused area of hard asphalt – the size of two netball courts – has been converted into a temporary Learn to Ride adventure course for the local community. A design concept was generated by the rich history and cultural characteristics of the local community – the track created simply by the use of road paint
Artificial grass sports fields
• A number of artificial sports fields were managed and delivered by 106 architects – development of a two-turf hockey field Colin Maiden Park; Metro Park artificial hockey field; project to develop artificial tennis, rugby / football and hockey fields at Hamilton Boys’ High School; the artificial football field at Bill McKinlay Park; the development of artificial hockey turf and natural fields at Mt Roskill Grammar School; Development of artificial hockey and rugby / football fields at the Auckland Grammar School.
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Images: Nga Puna Wai Sports Center (top) and Dion Gosling of 106 Architects (bottom).
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