Architecture & Interior Design

Dendy Park Sporting Pavilion

Brighton, VIC, Australia

James Lyall Smith

Project Type
  • Commercial Hospitality
  • Brighton, VIC, Australia
  • 920m2
Project Year
  • 2018
  • Tom Blachford
Project Team
  • Dale Cohen
  • Clementine Leigh
  • Ben Cohen
  • Brighton, VIC, Australia

The Dendy Park Sporting Pavilion designed by CohenLeigh Architects is specifically designed for the exponential growth in junior women’s soccer in Victoria.

The Dendy Park Sporting Pavilion is instantly recognisable by its brick super graphic & dynamic roofline. The pavilion has become a brand new community sports hub that actively promotes participation across all ages.

The pavilion itself features eight changerooms, a community social space, umpires areas, kiosk and storage spaces. The CohenLeigh design balances an array of subtleties for a large scale facility in a popular parklands environment.

At the entrance of the pavilion, ‘Dendy Park’ is superimposed as a brick super graphic, using Flemish bond patterning, referencing the local red clinker brick history of Brighton East while also providing a new visual identity celebrating the popular parklands.

A dynamic angular roof line shapes itself to active frontages and provides passive shade protection to public viewing areas, breaking up the volume of the building in the parkland setting.

Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) was a key driver for CohenLeigh Architects throughout the project. Passive heating, cooling and natural ventilation is achieved into all change rooms and social areas while the community space has dual orientation for northern aspect and flexible community use. Rain water gardens, low VOC materials, rain water tanks and water efficient fixtures are seamlessly integrated throughout.

Into the future, the Dendy Park Sporting Pavilion by CohenLeigh Architects will generate substantial benefit for local community groups, while actively promoting sporting participation in Soccer & Cricket

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