"The site for the proposed new building is an existing carpark located on the northern edge of the Melbourne Park precinct, between the existing function centre and the tramway. When completed, the building will be home to the headquarters of Tennis Australia, Melbourne and Olympic Park’s Trust, as well as a temporary home to some 600 media personnel from 300 local and international outlets during the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Primarily in use by Melbourne & Olympic Parks and Tennis Australia, the building provides a range of facilities including commercial office space, plant rooms and function and media overlay space. Full height glazing allows natural daylight deep into the floor plate, and provides the occupants with 360 degree views towards the MCG, CBD, across Melbourne Park and Garden Square.
Environmental Sustainable Design is key to the project and requires a LEED Gold Rating, given Melbourne Park's international reputation."
Computational Design and BIM workflows
The building was entirely built in Building Information Modelling environment from day one. the whole project took a team of 3-4 people less than 6 months from schematic design to the preparation of the tender documents. This has been achieved by the use of parametric creative methods of quick adjustments of design options. The design of the shading device were calculated by the use of Dynamo script which block the sun from entering the building from all sides at selected times during the summer period as the following diagrams
Client: Major Project Victoria
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Imagery+Courtesy: Built + HASSELL