Bond University Sports Science Building
Commercial, Sporting Facility, Interior Design


Location: Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast
Client: Bond University
Photographer: Scott Burrows
The architectural brief called for a facility to house twenty athletes (12 male and 8 female) supporting staff and thirty five canoes. The facility required an entry foyer, administration area including a reception, offices for coaches and a meeting and lecture room, a recreation area and kitchen, gymnasium, and change rooms as well as a canoe store, workshop and laundry. A fenced compound for canoe trailers, vehicles and boats, and a pontoon to launch the canoes into the adjacent Dunlops Canal.

Consideration was given to several combinations of materials that had to be cost effective to enable the brief to be achieved within the tight budget and yet be durable and aesthetically pleasing.