Designers go head to head for new $250 million stadiumFour design companies have been shortlisted from a field of 17 international and national firms to tender for the principal consultant role for a new $250 million stadium. The North Queensland Stadium project will create new construction jobs during the design and build stages
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BVN architecture is one of Australia’s most awarded architectural practices, with a strong history of sports architecture. Their recent projects include Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on the Gold Coast constructed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the State Netball Centre in Brisbane.
COX architecture is a leader of sports architecture with major sports projects in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. They have extensive experience in designing Olympic facilities as well as other major events including:
- Asian Games
- Commonwealth Games
- FIFA World Cup
- Rugby World Cup
- Cricket World Cup
Hassell is a leading international design practice with studios in Australia, China, South East Asia and the United Kingdom.
They are the principal consultant for the new multi-purpose 60,000 seat Perth Stadium on the west coast of Australia, which is due for completion in 2018. Hassell was also selected to develop the Olympic City Master Plan for Turkey and design all sports venues within seven ‘clusters’ positioned throughout Istanbul’s Olympic zones.
Populous is a global architectural firm specializing in the design of sports facilities, arenas and convention centres, as well as the planning of the large special events. Their projects include the Gold Coast’s Cbus Super Stadium and the Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zealand.
The design and build of the new stadium
will create new construction jobs.
Minister assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke said the stadium project would revitalise the central business district of Townsville and boost the local economy.
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