Plans for the redevelopment of Sydney’s iconic Olympic Stadium in Homebush have been revealed following a business case that has noted a number of deficiencies in the existing infrastructure. Take a look.
The NSW Government has begun a public consultation process for the proposed redevelopment and renewal of Stadium Australia at Sydney Olympic Park.
The stadium was originally designed by Populous and Bligh Lobb Sports Architecture, and has been since known as ANZ Stadium. The iconic sports and concert precinct was initially included in the NSW Government’s plans to rebuild two of Sydney’s major sporting venues. Currently, Allianz Stadium at Moore Park has been demolished.
In March 2018, the government decided it would instead redevelop the stadium following a business case undertaken by Infrastructure NSW. The State Significant Development application outlines the government’s plans to address the deficiencies that are present in the existing infrastructure.
The refurbishment, designed by Cox Architecture, includes reducing seating capacity from 83,500 to 70,000 and the demolition of the north and south façades and seating bowls. These will be replaced with new stands and roofs. The shape of the ground will be shaped from oval to rectangular.
A design competition for the public domain surrounding Sydney Olympic Park is currently underway.
Images by Cox Architecture