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Waverley Park

Sport frames an important part of the Australian culture. As Melbourne is projected to grow to eight million in the following decades, more purpose built sporting facilities will need to be succeeded. But they will have to accommodate for the changing nature of the games, physiology of the players, advancements in technology and the behavioural manners of audiences. With the projected train-line running adjacent the old VFL Waverley Park site, this project sets out to explore a new stadium typology which triggers relationships of mix, complexity and adaptation of the stadium typology.

People will expect more stimuli at sporting precincts, with the hierarchies between person, groups and crowds being catered for. Thus, the scope of the facilities will need be dilated to respond to broader audiences; audiences of tourism, consumption and religion. By stimulating sports spectators and the public with the appropriate means of entertainment and amenities, crowds will be retained at precincts for longer periods of time. Through the proliferation, adaptation and enhancement of stadiums, sports spectating becomes enriched through the broader audience stimulated, the higher level of engagement between varying crowds, consequently creating a new platform for sporting culture in Melbourne ready for the expected future population growth.

Michael Truong
Waverley Park
2014

Michael Truong
Michael Truong

Monash University
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