AAMI Park Stadium crowned “World’s Most Iconic Stadium”

June 8, 2012

AAMI Park Stadium wins “World’s Most Iconic Stadium” Award at the Stadium World Congress 2012.

At the Stadium World Congress 2012 in Doha, Qatar, Melbourne’s AAMI Park Stadium, by Cox Architecture, Melbourne has won the “World’s Most Iconic and Culturally Significant Stadium” Award . Cox Architecture and Arup were the architects and engineers for the development of this ground breaking stadium that has become a symbol of Melbourne’s sporting prowess. The award was also presented to Arup, engineers on the project.

On receiving the award, Patrick Ness, Design Director of Cox Architecture, said: “We are honoured to have designed this world breaking stadium that not only was recognised in Victoria as the recipient of the Victorian Architecture Medal in 2011 but has now been recognised internationally as an exemplar stadium.”

AAMI Park was finished in 2010 and has since become a sporting icon in a city, Melbourne, already full of them. With a capacity of 31,000 seat, the stadium is home to three teams from two football codes: Melbourne Storm (rugby league), Melbourne Heart and the Melbourne Victory (soccer/football).

The stadium’s unique design has been recognised around the world as a culturally innovative, community focused place for public interaction, and this latest award follows on from the AIA 2011 Victorian Architecture Awards, when AAMI PArk won three of the top awards: the Victorian Architecture Medal, the Melbourne Prize and the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture. The project also received the Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture.

Cox Architecture is world-renowned for innovation in sports architecture, and are currently designing the new Adelaide Oval and Perth Rectangular Stadium  redevelopments, the MCG’s Southern Stand renovation, the redevelopment of Manuka Oval in Canberra and the design of the new Northern Stand at the SCG.

AAMI Park Stadium was reviewed in Architectural Review Asia Pacific 116: Future Cities.

  • RugbyUnion July 4th, 2012 3:17 pm

    Also home to the Melbourne Rebels (rugby union).

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