Perth, Western Australia
Optus Stadium is a multi-purpose world-class venue in Perth, WA, located in Burswood. Opened in January 2018, it is owned by the Western Australian State Government.
The stadium seats 60,000 people, making it the third-largest stadium in Australia. It has been designed to increase to 70,000 seats within the existing structure.
Built by Multiplex, the stadium is primarily used for AFL and cricket, but also hosts a year-round calendar of major national and international sporting and entertainment events.
The five-tiered stadium has striking bronze façade reflecting the Western Australia’s geology, as well as state-of-the-art LED lights to display the home team’s colours. Optus Stadium features lightweight fabric roof covering 85 per cent of seats and has a wide range of “fans first” facilities, including two giant 340m2 video screens – the biggest in Australia.
Building Information Management (BIM) was used extensively throughout its design and construction. Coordination using BIM was provided in weekly meetings to the team and over 80 different clash tests were reviewed. It was also the first major project in Australia to deliver an as-built model – including the nuts and bolts – prior to operation, with all FM asset data.
In July 2019, Optus Stadium was voted the Most Beautiful Sports Facility in the World in the Prix Versailles 2019 international architecture awards.
For more information, click here to take a look at the 2019 AIRAH WA division site visit presentation by Bruce Van Rooyen, Affil.AIRAH.