Suncorp Stadium

Suncorp Stadium

RAIA
Description
The 52,500 seat Suncorp Stadium, set on the edge of the Queensland capital CBD, is the most modern dedicated rugby stadium in Australia. Designed specifically for rectangular pitch sports, the AU$280million redevelopment was completed on June 1st 2003, well on time to host the legendary State of Origin clashes and the nine games of the 2003 Rugby World Cup, including two quarter finals. Suncorp Stadium was a project of the Queensland Government undertaken by the Lang Park Redevelopment Joint Venture (Multiplex Constructions and Watpac) under a Design and Construct tender. HOK Sport + Venue + Event and PDT Architects completed architectural services for the project from its inception to its completion. The nostalgia and history of the Rugby Grounds in the United Kingdom is legendary: the atmosphere of Cardiff Arms Park (now Millennium Stadium): the closeness of Twickenham and the intimidation of Murrayfield. Suncorp Stadium, colloquially known as "the Cauldron" is one of the few rugby grounds of similar historical note in Australia. The project brief and its objectives was to build on this tradition and create the Cardiff Arms Park of the Southern Hemisphere, to become the most intimate and atmospheric rugby ground in Australia. Suncorp Stadium celebrates the sporting activity of its interior, while at the same time actively engaging the city as an impressive piece of civic architecture. #2005 #architecture #Australia #awards #Brisbane #HOK #institute #Milton #PDT #Public_Building #QLD #RAIA #suncorp_stadium
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