We provided structural engineering services, green building and energy services, and building envelope design and construction reviews for the project.
The building is depressed approximately eight metres into the ground, enabling its high volume spaces to be accommodated without overpowering the surrounding area. The foundations are made from cast-in- place concrete with a structural steel superstructure. Long span roofs are framed with structural steel trusses and beams, and the floors with concrete on steel deck, supported by composite steel beams. The competition and training pools are prefabricated.
Using energy modelling and design feedback, we helped the project’s sponsors achieve an ambitious energy target. Green roofs cover around 60% of the structure’s roof area. We also carried out daylight simulations to support strategies for controlling glare within the competition spaces.