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Three Kings United Football Club


Project description:
Copeland Associates Architects latest community project is for Three Kings United Football Club. This single storey pavilion on a raised plinth in Keith Hay Park (Auckland NZ) will be the new headquarters for the largest football club in New Zealand (with around 2,500 members) and also will provide facilities for other community groups and events.

Relationship of Building to Site
Keith Hay Park is surrounded by residential development in the Mt Roskill district of Auckland. The new... +
Copeland Associates Architects latest community project is for Three Kings United Football Club. This single storey pavilion on a raised plinth in Keith Hay Park (Auckland NZ) will be the new headquarters for the largest football club in New Zealand (with around 2,500 members) and also will provide facilities for other community groups and events.

Relationship of Building to Site
Keith Hay Park is surrounded by residential development in the Mt Roskill district of Auckland. The new building is sited at a focal point in clear view of all the soccer pitches on the north side of the Park, and adjacent to the club's new Number One field. The building is strategically positioned to connect into the proposed Park system of pathways and allow all-round views from the clubroom and observation decks, and yet not to block important views across the park.

Design Rationale
The building is conceived as a single storey pavilion sitting lightly on a finely finished concrete plinth set into the landscape.

The pavilion is expressed as a floating sculptural roof resting on a series of eleven steel triangulated supports rising from the stepped plinth. The enclosed built spaces are set back under the roof and behind these supports, thus creating several generous verandas around all sides of the building, from under which the stepped viewing terraces emerge.

The building’s plinth serves several functions:
• As an efficient way to support the building in prevalent ground conditions, it is constructed as a cellular reinforced concrete raft foundation.
• It extends beyond the internal areas of the building to provide extensive raised terraces from which spectators can view a number of football pitches
• It raises the major spaces of the building to be above the flood plain

The building is made from predominantly lightweight, prefabricated components. The airy, tent-like structure is anchored at the southern end by the precast concrete enclosure to the changing rooms, and at the more open northern end by the precast concrete hearth panel, which externally is to bear the emblem of Three Kings United Football Club.

The shape of the roof was initially inspired by the notion of a leaf floating over the Park and coming to rest. From that idea the form evolved not only in response to economic and functional requirements, but also from the wish to capture the ethos of the Club and its aspirations.





Architects
Copeland Associates Architects
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www.copelandassociates.co.nz

Project Team
Barry Copeland, Franklin Mwanza, Marco Duthie

Area
900 sq. m

Project Year
2016 - 2017 -


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    Start of construction 07/2017
    Completion 12/2017
    Type of building Sports facilities, Sports grounds, Gymnasiums (New building)
    Project size
    Gross floor area in m² 900 m2
    Project address Keith Hay Park Arundel St
    Mt Roskill
    NZ-1041 Auckland
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Announced on 11.08.2016
Last updated 15.08.2016
Project ID 5-62579
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