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ESD initiatives

trussed ceiling, open ceiling grid system

controlled fixed budget. The construc-

precinct via an accessible timber-clad

incorporating customised lighting using

tion efficiency rate was achieved via a

pathway that connects with the pavilion

off-the-shelf items, perforated metal

value managed design process, which

entry. The building itself is made up of

feature panels that double as acoustic

in turn required a high level of design

two parts connected by a pathway that

treatments and material selection prefer-

innovation.

delivers and connects visitors through

ences locally made from readily available

The design concept was to create a

the building to the sporting precinct

building materials. Sustainably sourced

building reflective of its surroundings.

beyond. The rear part of the pavilion

material selections included modular

The form of the building echoes the raw

reflects the industrious nature of its

carpet tiles with 90% post-consumer

industrial context of the vernacular seen

interior program — amenities, kitchen,

content backing, certified by CRI Green

in the local context of Port Melbourne.

stores and cool rooms. Since the com-

Label Plus. Engineered timber flooring

This is also reflected in the materiality

pletion of the Port Melbourne Football

with low maintenance and low VOC

as the exterior is made up of a minimal

Club Sporting and Community Facility

coating suited to chemical-free cleaners

palette of timber and glass. The ‘V’ form

there have been many positive social,

were also adopted.

that appears on the East and South

economic and environmental benefits for

Situated on the northern corner of

elevations was adopted as a subtle

PMFC and its community. The future is

the North Port Oval, the pavilion was

reference to the building’s purpose as

bright with the hope that this important

designed to provide new headquarters for

home to VFL and its form was used to

piece of architecture will support the

the 129-year-old Port Melbourne Football

enable the building to lift and rise to

longevity of the club and inspire future

Club. The project was jointly funded by

secure view lines through the building

generations to incorporate the highest

the Australian Football League (AFL),

to connect people with the game.

in sustainable design initiatives.

AFL Victoria and Sports & Recreation

The building provides universal access

Victoria and was delivered within a tightly

and a new street presence to the sporting

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