Multi-coloured facade creates local landmark
Kingspan Insulated Panels’ roofing and walling systems have been used to construct a landmark sporting venue in Werribee, Victoria.
A multi-coloured facade has been created as part of the $47 million re-development of the 15,000-square metre Eagle Stadium in Werribee, the largest indoor sporting court facility in Melbourne’s West.
“The Kingspan facade has enabled the council to create a local icon, which was a key design deliverable for the project,” said Gray Barton, director of Williams Ross Architects. “The clean lines and distinct colours are visually strong enough to let the stadium be a landmark in its own right, without the need for significant signage.”
The roofing and walling system uses more than 15,000 metres of trapezoidal roof panels and almost 7,000 metres from the Kingspan range of architectural wall panels in ten different colours.
“The initial concept was to wrap a facade, or "skin," around the building to provide material continuity, and the use of several colours on the primary external corners to provide visual emphasis. The palette continued indoors with the use of Kingspan’s insulated roof panels,” said Barton.
The panels were a key factor in achieving a thermally-efficient and comfortable indoor environment. A building the size of Eagle Stadium has several thermal zones with varying mechanical and ventilation strategies – from fully air-conditioned spaces, to indirect evaporative cooled spaces, to space with natural cross ventilation.
The Kingspan wall and roof panels provided a fully integrated solution that enclosed all areas with a thermal inertia, suitable for each of the different ventilated spaces. This was critical to building a facility that is able to hold an internal temperature for longer, with less energy or air change required, to maintain a suitable indoor sports environment.
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