MJA studio proposes surf park to replace soon to be demolished stadium in australia
 
MJA studio proposes surf park to replace soon to be demolished stadium in australia
nov 02, 2015

MJA studio proposes surf park to replace soon to be demolished stadium in australia

MJA studio proposes surf park to replace soon to be demolished stadium in australia
all renderings courtesy of MJA studio

 

 

 

australian-based MJA studio began developing the ‘subi surf park‘ proposal after receiving a letter inviting them to participate in a community survey in anticipation to the closure of the football stadium. this inevitable event, paired with the disappearance of both the pavilion and the station street market, made subiaco, australia, face economic, cultural and identity challenges.

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the plan suggests demolishing the current stadium and replacing it with a surf park that hosts other activities 

 

 

 

the proposal was based around the principles of inclusivity, expanded public space, accessibility, recreation and recognition of heritage. it suggests to demolish the current stadium after the last game of football, crush and re-use the remaining concrete, replace the oval with a large waterbody, and surround it with communal zones. to create more room, the public areas will be elevated, generating a hill rising above the flat topography and some space under it used for the permanent marketplace, hospitality and football hall of fame, as well as for 220 dual aspect apartments. 

 


video courtesy of subi surf park

 

 

 

‘subi surf park’ will deliver the highest quality man-made waves on the planet, and the most authentic surfing experience for new and existing surfers of all ages and abilities. the wave technology is operated by urbn surf group under license from wave garden. once the lagoon has been filled, the water required per year will be equitable to what is currently used on the stadium’s lawn.

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apart from the surf park, 220 dual aspect apartments would be built

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the wave technology is operated by urbn surf group under license from wave garden

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the history of australian football on the site is recognized throughout the proposal 

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components

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plan view with section

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section

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plan view apartments

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • why take down the light towers? night surfing would be great

    raymondo

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