Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, QLD
Showcasing the technical superiority of two of Alspec’s unique building products
A new sports centre built to showcase Australian athletes is also showcasing the technical superiority of two of Alspec’s® unique building products – Hunter Evo 150 Acoustic Aluminium Framing and ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Doors.
With a 14 metre high glass facade, the recently completed Coomera Indoor Sports Centre on Queensland’s Gold Coast provided the perfect application for Alspec’s® architectural grade aluminium framing product, Hunter Evo 150 Acoustic. As well as being highly resistant to the elements and corrosion, Hunter Evo 150 is the material of choice when acoustic considerations are important, such as in the sports complex environment.
Along with its sound-reducing properties, Hunter Evo 150 has the ability to span large working spaces, as required for this project. Frequently utilised in commercial shopfronts, showrooms and high-end residential projects, the Hunter Evo 150 was able to span the space thanks to the wide range of heavy duty mullions available and the exceptional strength of the framing system. Mullions are the vertical elements which provide structural support in larger window constructions. The framing is fabricated from architectural grade aluminium, which is not only exceptionally strong, but has certified credentials which meet or exceed the design specifications needed to cope with the extremes of Queensland weather.
In addition to the window framing, Alspec's® ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Doors were utilised in the building’s construction. Featuring double and triple track options, with the capacity for thicker glass and double glazing, the ProGlide® door tracks have the ability to be easily replaced if damaged. An added benefit is the flush gutter sills which incorporate stainless steel grates to drain away surface water. Being an extremely versatile product, the ProGlide® Sliding Doors were able to be specifically tailored to the requirements of the sports facility construction.
Purpose built for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the award-winning Coomera Indoor Sports Centre will ultimately be used by a mixture of sporting codes including gymnastics, netball, volleyball, futsal and basketball. During the Games it will be used primarily for gymnastics and the netball finals, potentially hosting up to 7500 people daily during the event. Built with State and Federal funding, the centre is now owned and operated by the City of Gold Coast.
While athletes will be hoping for outstanding performances during the Games, by utilising Alspec’s® high end products, the owners of this facility can take comfort in the knowledge they have constructed a world-class facility which will give its own outstanding performance well into the future.
Fabricator: Queensland Glass
Builder: Hansen Yuncken
Architect: Peddle Thorpe Architects and BDA Architecture