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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Providing acoustic design for a massive swimming complex

  • $41M

    Project Value

  • 10K


  • Gold Coast, Queensland

    Gold Coast, Queensland

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, Queensland 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. 

Meet Our Team

Ryan Blackwood, Business Centre Operations Lead, Buildings NZ

I'm excited for the future as we transition to digital design and delivery technologies to optimise engineering of the built environment.
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Ryan Blackwood

Business Centre Operations Lead, Buildings NZ

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