Michael Long Leadership & Learning Centre

Ready to
take flight

Location
Darwin, NT, Australia

Client
NTAFL

Date
2011–2015

Value
$15 million

Services
Architecture, Sports Facility Planning, Urban Design, Planning, Interior Design

Category
Sport
Work

Key Features

  • Integration with and access for local community to encourage involvement in sports, physical activity and healthy lifestyles
  • Quality design and performance outcomes to meet AFL standards
  • Culture sensitively through stakeholder engagement and recognition of indigenous communities specific requirements
  • Holistic design and functionality with the incorporation of educational and training programs

The existing facilities at TIO Stadium were expanded as part of this development to provide dedicated focus to the training of emerging talent within the Northern Territory. Connection with the wider community and ability to host more AFL games were the key drivers for the project which highlighted a successful collaboration of the design team with client, stakeholders and end users. The striking design and quality performance outcomes provide a nurturing and professional environment for young athletes to achieve great results.

David Cooke was Director of this project as an employee of Hames Sharley.
Photographer: Shaana McNaught

Awards


AIA NT Indigenous Community Award – 2016
AIA NT Award for Best Educational Architecture – 2016
Master Builders Association (NT) The President’s Award – 2015
Master Builders Association (NT) Best Commercial Construction ($10 – $20 million) – 2015