Cox Architects Designs Melbourne Stadium
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Cox Architects Designs Melbourne Stadium

09 Sep 2009

Cox Architects has designed Australia's Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, which will be ready by 2010. The soccer and rugby arena was inspired by Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome and will have a bubble like façade illuminated by thousands of LED lights. The building features a high

Cox Architects has designed Australia’s Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, which will be ready by 2010.

The soccer and rugby arena was inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome and will have a bubble like façade illuminated by thousands of LED lights.

The building features a highly engineered exterior structure and other sustainable features such as rainwater collection, natural lighting and natural ventilation.

The bioframe, a lightweight steel design, will utilise 50% less steel.

The triangular shaped panelised façade can be made up of glass, metal and louvres, with a potential for photovoltaic cells.

The stadium will seat 30,000 people and will house a sports medicine facility, with options for administrative offices.