Conwell Architects was approached by South Yarra Cricket Club to investigate opportunities to design a second sports stand to the Como Park facility. Como park has two ovals side by side and while one oval is serviced by a symmetrical brick clubhouse, the remaining oval means players and spectators are without protection from the elements. This second stand facilitates the seating and viewing of sports and events on the oval sufficient for two teams + spectators. The design looks to present a contemporary form that does not try to emulate the existing art-deco notes of the main clubhouse, but make reference to it via material and symmetry.
The stand has been unofficially coined ‘The Gideon Haigh Stand’, in reference to the South Yarra CC stalwart and journalist. www.gideonhaigh.com
The local municipal, The City of Stonnington, is currently reviewing the park’s masterplan. We hope the stand will feature in the planning of the park in order to service the people that enjoy it’s qualities every weekend.