Build & Land: Maximising Efficiency and Potential for Sport & Recreation Projects
The optimisation of land and space for sport and recreation facilities is essential for making the best use of the limited space available. Building sports ovals on top of underground carparks, multi-purpose fields, or multi-sport facilities are a few examples we’ve seen to maximise the use of available land. This provides participants access to complete structures where they can adequately practice multiple sports disciplines while minimising the duplication of resources.
Building up can be an innovative way to optimise the use of land and space. Underground carparks with suspended slabs and sporting ovals on top offer great construction value. Suspended slabs allow for the carpark to be constructed below the surface, and the sporting oval to be constructed on top of the slab, providing a space-saving construction solution.
This type of construction also offers sound and pollution insulation benefits. The suspended slab allows for the construction of the carpark without the need to dig deep foundations and the carpark can be constructed much faster. The sporting oval on top provides a natural noise barrier for the carpark, as well as insulation from the heat and cold. The construction of this type of structure is cost-effective and can be completed quickly, making it an attractive option for intended asset upgrade.
Shared Use and Flexibility
Multi-purpose fields are another great way to optimise land and space for sport and recreation facilities. These fields can be used for a variety of sports and activities, such as soccer, rugby, cricket or AFL. This way, the space is used to its full potential, while still allowing multiple sports and activities to be practiced on the same field.
Indoor multi-sport facilities are another great way to optimise land and space for sport and recreation facilities. These facilities can offer a wide range of sports, such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, and even hockey. Basketball nets can be folded in and the space can also be used for assembly/drama/other school activities. This way, the space is used to its full potential, while still allowing multiple sports and activities to be practiced at the same facility.
Shared use and flexibility should be maximised in the provision of open space settings and leisure facilities. This allows for potential variations in community needs or aspirations. Additionally, co-location of leisure facilities with other compatible sporting facilities can be explored to create vibrant, multi-use community activity hubs.
In various projects, 2Construct has implemented the above – to learn more, DOWNLOAD THE SPORT & RECREATION INSIGHT REPORT HERE.