Tutorial Week 10 – Lachlan Hine Materiality: There is a large amount of concrete used in the construction of the Oval pavilion, however timber was also used in the framing, as was steel beams. The steel beams were also encased in timber in some instances, mainly when the steel was used as diagonal bracing in the walls. There was also a large wall which had already been constructed and used wood as an aesthetic choice; it had been coated with burnt larch to create a striking effect. Function: This building will be used as a sports club of sorts. The basement down the bottom will be used to house the home and away sports teams, whilst the function room/bar upstairs will be used by spectators and will no doubt be able to be hired out by various clubs or people who wish to use it. Architectural Elements: There was a large section of the structure which had been designed as an architectural vocal point, serving little point except to work as a sort of ventilation shaft (which couldn’t have been done using a less ostentatious design). Another architectural element of the pavilion was the decision to use wood as a way of ‘decorating’ the exterior concrete, which was poured in situ. This allowed the exposed concrete to have a different texture when compared to polished concrete. Structural Steel Frame
Structural Elements: A steel frame was used throughout the building as it was quick to construct (took only approx. 3 days), and is extremely strong. As mentioned previously in the materiality, timber is also used throughout as a part of the primary structure, and was used significantly in the roof as wooden bracing.