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Eric Tweedale Stadium

Firm LocationSydney, Australia
Project locationSydney, Australia
Companydwp | design worldwide partnership
Lead ArchitectIvana Simkovic
Design TeamIvana Simkovic, Tiziana Tovar Nino, Hugh Thomson and Carol Leung
ClientCumberland Council

The design of the Eric Tweedale Stadium is driven by the stadium’s connection to the local environment and history of the Cumberland Plains. Once a widely forested area, its form and materiality responds to the site’s heritage and creates a connection to its current sporting environment. The use of a mass timber structure in the Stadium is the first use of glulam timber for this type of facility in Australia, representing an impressive achievement in timber engineering. Sustainable design was an important objective of the project and timber construction was key to achieving this.