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Community & Civic, Urban Design & Masterplanning

Henry Turner Pavilion

Community & Civic, Urban Design & Masterplanning

Henry Turner Pavilion

Every angle covered for elite sport centre

Traditional Custodians
Wurundjeri People

Footscray, Victoria

City of Maribyrnong


Design Stage 2018

Designed to meet Council ESD targets

Project cost
$ 16.8m precinct/ $4.2m

ESD Grant 2018

Henry Turner Reserve commands a tremendous site on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, with Flemington Racecourse and Victoria University immediately adjacent.

The site has been identified as an elite sports precinct, and KATZ architecture was appointed to create a master plan for the needs of the community including soccer (Melbourne Victory), cricket, rugby, gridiron, rowing and AFL.

The final plan accommodates 3 international standard soccer facilities to serve Melbourne Victory. Their main home base will include a large viewing arena focused on the main field, with views of the city skyline in the backdrop. The local rugby and gridiron club are also catered for with 2 international standard fields, served by a generous sports pavilion located on the southern edge near the University.

The relationship with the University is encouraged, with the sports training and testing facilities a key synergy between the sites.

The new pavilion is raised above a flood level on the site, thereby enjoying excellent northern views over the rugby and gridiron fields.

The location of the social area is positioned to the east, from where it will strongly relate to the University (for shared use) as well as the benefiting of a city skyline view.

“An exciting design response that lifts the game and encourages involvement”

Enriching spaces. Enriching Lives.

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