Beautiful solar-powered soccer facility stays naturally cool in Australias heat

September 2, 2016 by  
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As with all k20 Architecture’s works on Inhabitat, sustainability is at the heart of BSRF. Solar panels power low-energy light fittings, while rainwater is collected and reused in the toilets. Extended eaves and double-glazing protect the building from harsh glare and natural ventilation is maximized with operable windows and thermal chimneys that provide stack effect cooling. Locally sourced and manufactured material components are used wherever possible, such as the carpets made of 40% recycled content and grandstand seating constructed of recycled plastic. Low VOC paints and durable finishes can be found throughout. BSRF’s most eye-catching element is the sculptural Eureka Stockade wall, the curved west-facing timber facade that protects the playing field from the winds and sun. The wall references the makeshift wooden barricade erected in the Battle of the Eureka Stockade fought between miners and the Colonial forces of Australia in 1854. The architect’s modern interpretation of the wall features a jagged roofline with a handsome mosaic of grey ironbark, spotted gum , and stringy bark. Related: Solar-powered civic center in Australia repurposes over 80% of its original building materials “The facility is unique in that it has been designed specifically for the soccer community of regional Victoria,” write the architects. “As a result, k20 Architecture was able to customize the design to emulate the experience of a world standard soccer stadium. This is illustrated in the alignment of the primary player’s race to the centre line of the playing pitch, which enables players of all ages and standards to experience key aspects of playing on the ‘big stage.’” The BSRF is part of the first stage for a still-developing master plan for the site. The facility was recently selected as a finalist in the 2016 Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Innovation, Facility Design and Development Awards and a finalist in the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards Fitout Featuring Timber Cladding Category. + k20 Architecture Images via k20 Architecture

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Materials from 49ers’ Candlestick Park score a second life

June 23, 2015 by  
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How recycling an old professional sports stadium can translate to new economic and environmental benefits.

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Know these three Vs of sustainability communication

June 23, 2015 by  
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Here’s how Nike, McDonald’s and Chipotle express their broader visions and engage with consumers on a grand scale.

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How Autodesk, United and Genentech employees get cheap solar

June 23, 2015 by  
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Some companies are participating in a employee discount program on solar installation called SunShares. Will other companies join in?

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Curvy Canoe-Inspired Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium Offers a Retreat for Australian Youth

February 18, 2014 by  
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Fast Food Diorama Forces You to Question Your Perception of Reality

February 18, 2014 by  
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Gigantic Flower-Shaped Green Stadium Blossoming in China

April 27, 2010 by  
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Construction is currently in progress on what will be the largest sports park in China, featuring “picturesque and sustainable public spaces” as well an Olympic-size stadium inspired by the local flora found on the nearby banks of Hangzhou’s West Lake. Designed by NBBJ in collaboration with CCDI, the 400,000 sq meter Hangzhou Sports Park in Hangzhou, China began construction back in December and is expected to be completed in 2013. Read the rest of Gigantic Flower-Shaped Green Stadium Blossoming in China http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CCDI , china , eco design , eco-stadium , green design , Hangzhou , Hangzhou Sports Park , mixed-use development , NBBJ , public parks , public space , sports stadium , Sustainable Building , sustainable spaces

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