Jackson Architecture, in collaboration with Peter Hunt Architects, was commissioned by the West Australian Department of Sports and Recreation to design the Basketball Centre at AK Reserve, an iconic sporting precinct in Perth.
The client’s requirements entailed the replacement and revamp of the 8-court basketball stadium, with a key focus on taking full advantage of the environment.
The metal clad fuselage like form is raised above the ground with a lower band of glass providing a sensitive connection with the landscape. Much of the existing flora and fauna was preserved through effective integration of the building. This was achieved without compromising the sporting requirements.
At the entrance, a slice is literally taken through the form and glazed, offering a clear sense of entry and transparency.
The 2000 seated capacity of patrons have accessible views to all courts.
This award-winning design has become a local landmark, now used for range of events beyond netball and basketball.
- 6 practice courts and 2 international standards show courts;
- A large players lounge;
- Locker rooms and change facilities;
- Tiered seating for approximately 500 spectators;
- A cafe;
- Administration offices and meeting rooms; and
- Storerooms and public.