Break O’Day Community Stadium

Break O’Day Community Stadium

The Break O’Day Community Stadium is a simple yet ambitious project, funded by local, state and federal governments to provide indoor facilities for a myriad of community-based activities ranging from markets and exhibitions to performances and sporting activities. Located in the coastal town of St Helens and completed for a remarkably low cost, the project explores the seemingly inevitable shed-like forms of low-cost single span structures and interrogates strategies for how these simple forms might be manipulated to respond to conceptual ideas. The building is clad in conventional shed materials, which are articulated, perforated and offset to establish an aesthetic that links the large volume of the new multipurpose hall with the low-rise volume of the redeveloped amenities building. The interior of the building is bright and open, characterised by a restrained palette of low cost, durable and environmentally responsible materials and finishes that provide an honest, pared-back aesthetic. The building is naturally ventilated and the primary source of light throughout is natural light, supplemented by LED lighting in the evenings and during the darker winter months.


Edwards + Simpson


AJR Construct


Structural engineer – AJL Consulting Engineers

Services consultant – AJL Consulting Engineers

Building surveyor – Green Building Surveying


Edwards + Simpson


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