A facility that can accommodate the roar of a large crowd while respecting the surrounding area
In anticipation of the Pan-Pacific games in 2014 and the Commonwealth games in 2018, New South Wales needed to build a stadium that could accommodate and impress spectators. We came to help.
The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre project involved the creation of a new swimming complex with a capacity of 10,000 seated spectators. Our acoustic team was involved in the design of the new swimming complex from the concept design stage until the construction stage. When looking at the acoustic design of the project there were two main goals: minimal environmental noise impacts during events on the nearest residential areas, and ensuring that the design was robust enough to account for two completely different scenarios: the legacy mode and the actual games mode. Our solution? Working with the architect to ensure noise was controlled from the crowds, and working with the mechanical and swimming pool specialist to deliver custom solutions, including a tailor-made acoustic wall.
Designed not only for the Games, but also for the after-event life of the facility, the complex is now an integral part of the community and enjoyed by local residents year-round.
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