An award won...yeh, but look at the other stadiums. With the exception of the new Perth stadium, they aren't anything special. So pretty much anything new, that was different from them, would have won that award.JAKJ wrote: ↑Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 amAre you trolling? Aesthetically this is the best major stadium in Australia and has been recognised for it's architectural merit. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion on aesthetics, but that doesn't mean you're not wrong or poorly informed.Ho Really wrote: ↑Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:19 pmSeeing the playing area is not the problem. I could see the playing area too from where I was seated. You should also be able to see the boundary (touch) line and in a perfect design even the top of the fence.NTRabbit wrote: ↑Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:38 pmHaven't been to Perth stadium, but I have been to Marvel, and it's trash compared to AO.
I've sat in every stand at AO since the rebuild for either football, soccer, or cricket, and never had an issue seeing all of the playing area from my seat, and I'm talking after they rejigged the cricket members stand to remove the seats with views blocked by steel framework.
Honey of a City is spot on regarding the hotel. It's an add-on. It won’t improve looks of the already terrible design of the AO. Hope is all we have as I mentioned earlier. Make money out of this venture and use it wisely. Perhaps in the sporting community or on the stadium itself.Honey of a City wrote: ↑Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:00 amThe SACA board are really on board, spruiking the development and its ‘stunning’ (their words) plans to its members. Stunning as the plans may be the clunky design shown in the renders is just so disappointing looking more like a mediocre block of flats tacked on as an afterthought than an architectural enhancement to an international sports venue. Now it’s a done deal we can only hope that the finished product is far superior to what these pictures suggest.
In five or ten years when the grand old Moreton Bay Figs give up the ghost add a Southern-style stand and fill in the gap. It’s a shit design, but at least the stadium will have some continuity. The old cricket scoreboard should go too. No tears should be shed here. Transplant it outside somewhere. Perhaps on the western side as part of a museum of cricket, SANFL and AFL.
This hotel will absolutely detract from the design of the oval unless there is a significant redesign. As it stands the finished product will be a disaster that people will realise far too late as it unveils itself like a slow moving train-wreck over the next 12 to 18 months.
It's a dogs breakfast though. Three stands that are different heights. One stand that has a different exterior to the others. Major gaps between all stands. The exterior of the east & south stands while it isn't bad, it's not great either for something built this century. Perth's new stadium got it right compared to ours. They even built a train station specifically for the stadium 150m away, whereas we built a tram line that stops half a kilometer away. But we were fixated on preserving some heritage at the oval, some trees, and an old scoreboard that should be moved into a museum.