The scheme developed for the recreational facility in the Baldivis South Parkland Heights Development will provide an exciting central activity hub for the growing young athletes of Australia. Our design caters for current sports being played now and will be able to house new sports in the future.
An ode to the area’s farming heritage and use of the land as a resource, the form is made up of geometries that radiate and expand from the central sports oval and the landscape itself. Landscape and built form blend seamlessly, with a Club House and Pavilion Shelters rising up from the ground plane. Curving around the shape of the oval, the Club House facility nestles itself into bermed style earth mound providing protection from the extremes of heat and cold. Pathways and garden beds move with fluidity throughout the site. These decorative elements define and integrate the various functional spaces of the reserve. Sports people, the spectators and the elderly are encouraged to enjoy the spaces. Pedestrian and bike linkages play with slopes and move over buildings, reconnecting with each other and the broader Parkland Heights pedestrian circuit. From Cyclists to skateboarders to scooters, everyone has their path, whether competitive or recreational.
The reserve contains areas for both formal and informal activity, bringing different community user groups together. The Club House and grassed amphitheatre provide both indoor and outdoor seating spaces from which the central oval can be viewed, as well as the required amenities. Smaller areas bordered by weaving pathways and peeled up Pavilion Shelters provide the necessary spaces for a playground, casual sport activities and gardens filled with native flora. Barbeque areas and picnic areas are also accommodated. The organic formal language of the recreation facility integrates this public open space and it’s facilities back into the landscape and the community and creates a destination that all participants can be proud of.
Location: South Baldivis, WA
Purpose: Sport & Recreational Facility