A design catering to elite and beginner levels
WA State Netball Centre
- Perth, Australia
Netball is the highest female participation sport in Australia, playing an important role in bringing together communities. Our design accommodates grassroots to elite level, meeting Netball WA’s vision for a holistic approach to the growth and development of the sport. This flagship development reflects its status as a state level, elite sporting facility; hosting the largest junior netball competition in West Australia and the elite West Coast Fever team. The facility has four international standard indoor courts, elite level change and training facilities, Netball WA administrative offices, catering and function spaces, gym and support facilities.
The architectural concept sees the large volume of the sports courts wrapped with a sculpted shroud, providing a varied experience as users move around the building. Each elevation responds to its orientation and program, with the south and south east opened up to create shelter for users. The west facade has segmented surfaces which articulate the entry point and building statement from Selby Street. The total site offers more than 40 outdoor courts, an inviting public plaza, plus car parking. With flexibility of use maximised, the centre can also be configured to have five volleyball courts or ten badminton courts.