Roofing and walling systems from Kingspan Insulated Panels were used to create a striking facade on the Eagle Stadium, West Melbourne’s biggest indoor sporting court facility. The multi-coloured facade was created as part of the $47-million redevelopment of the 15,000-square-metre Eagle Stadium in Werribee.
A key design objective of the facade was to create a local icon for the stadium, which was achieved with Kingspan’s roofing and walling systems.
Gray Barton, Director of Williams Ross Architects, which specialises in the design of leisure, sport and aquatic centres, explained that the clean lines and distinct colours were visually strong enough to let the stadium be a landmark in its own right, without the need for significant signage.
The facade was built using 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 palette continues indoors with the use of Kingspan’s insulated roof panels, which have greatly contributed to the internal aesthetic, allowing them to use a warmer Dune colour rather than standard off-white.
The Kingspan wall and roof panels provide clean lines and warm colours to create a welcoming environment for facility users and spectators. The sporting facility houses 12 indoor multi-sport courts, 1,000 square metres of community gym facilities, and seating for 1,500 spectators at the show court.
In addition to meeting all aesthetic goals, the panels were also able to achieve a thermally-efficient and comfortable indoor environment. According to Barton, they were allowed by the council to deliver an integrated solution with the building envelope at the core, rather than implementing a series of plug-in solutions.
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 ensured the facility could hold an internal temperature for longer, with less energy or air change required, to maintain a suitable indoor sports environment. Multi-coloured facade created for Melbourne’s Eagle Stadium with Kingspan’s wall and roof panels | Architecture And Design