Located at Sydney Olympic Park, plans for this world-class netball centre included: five international- standard courts; a show-court seating 800+ people; education rooms; player, official and spectator facilities; Netball NSW offices and NSW Swifts training facilities – all within a tight, triangular site.
Located on Olympic Boulevard, Netball Central was the first sport facility to be built at Sydney Olympic Park since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the first women’s sport to have a dedicated centre funded by the government.
Our benchmark-setting plans for the centre incorporated sustainable design elements that saved space and delivered a healthier building. Skylights above the courts provide natural light and window louvres offer natural ventilation and sun protection. The open design allowed us to place emergency exits directly onto the street, saving much-needed internal space. Now known as Genea Netball Centre, it is revered as the leading purpose built netball facility in the world.
Metres SquaredGross Building Area include: Café, Centre for Sports Medicine...
Indoor Practice Courts
Seat Show Court
Seat secondary court
Person Capacity Waratah Room(flexible function space)
2016 AIA NSW Architecture Awards – Sustainable Architecture 2016 AIA NSW Architecture Awards – Commendation for Public Architecture 2015 Australian Timber Design Awards – Sustainability Finalist 2015 Australian Timber Design Awards – Excellence in Timber Design Public of Commercial Building Finalist
As an Australian icon, the shed permeates our psyche and assists to define a truly Australian identity. A pervasive form with simple walls and raking roof, the shed has augmented most of the invasive enterprise of Australia’s European settlement.
Netball Central is a giant wooden shed, a gable-roofed portal frame of laminated veneer lumber that drains, counter-intuitively, along its length. Reminiscent of the speed and simplicity of early farm buildings, this very big urban shed was skinned within days; machines and cranes amplifying human effort and magnifying the instant capture of sheltered space.
What end-users say
What end-users say
"I believe it is the benchmark for netball-specific venues across the world" - Netball NSW president Wendy Archer