|Project Name:||Perth Arena|
|Project Location:||Perth, Western Australia|
|Alucobond Materials:||Alucobond Plus custom Perth colors|
|Year of Completion:||2012|
|Architect:||ARM Architecture and Carmeron Chisholm Nicol (CCN)|
|Photography||Duncan Barnes, Carol Darby, ARM Architecture and CCN|
Perth Arena is a sporting and entertainment arena in Western Australia built in a collaborative effort by architecture firms, ARM and Carmeron Chisholm Nicol (CCN). It is designed to mimic the intricacy of an Eternity puzzle with all of the pieces of the façade forming some combination of equilateral and half-triangles. Sources further state that the arena is said to be a modern interpretation of the state’s oldest public building, Round House in Fremantle.
Interestingly, the arena functionally replaced the Perth Entertainment Center that stood just across the street until its demolition in 2011. In its sporting capabilities, it accommodates roughly 14,000 thousand people and as an entertainment venue can hold 15,500 spectators. The arena was considered one of Australia’s most complex and technically challenging construction projects.
photo © Carol Darby
The stunning exterior design utilizes 14,000 Alucobond Plus aluminum composite panels in custom Perth colors fabricated by Alcom Fabricators. As a public facility, the building was designed as a reflection of Perth’s identity, meant to invoke both excitement and innovation. One of the most interesting features of the arena is its retractable roof that allows a heavy influx of natural light from above.
photo © Duncan Barnes
Drastically different from the building’s exterior, the interior features the warmth of natural timber, but keeps the same geometric theme throughout. With sustainability as a critical attribute in its construction, Perth Arena is a highly energy-efficient structure with several low energy and solar powered amenities.
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information courtesy of Designalmic.com