Sydney’s City of Blacktown has an ambitious but truly inspirational sporting vision.
The proposed Blacktown International Sportspark’s vision is for an internationally recognised sporting precinct with state-of-the-art training and competition facilities. It’s for sub-elite athletes, professional teams and rising stars.
It will also be a centre of sports science and allied health—a place where athletes and the non-athlete public can receive treatment in consulting facilities with the latest equipment and technology.
ARM has masterplanned the precinct and now we’re designing the first stage: the International Centre for Training Excellence.
The ICTE will bring world-class athletes and local residents alike access to high-performance training facilities, sports medicine and rehabilitation.
To do this vision justice, and to catch the eye of as many athletes, teams, students and the public as possible, the ICTE must be a local landmark.
The building’s striking contemporary design is inspired by the architectures of the many cultures that make up Blacktown’s community: Indian temples, Turkish bathhouses and Chinese gardens.
It’s also inspired by sporting technology and gear including 3D-printed equipment and apparel, carbon fibre prosthetics and drag-reduction fabrics.
The architecture defines a strong, individual and magnetic brand for the proposed Blacktown International Sportspark and for Blacktown itself. It will be recognised and admired by visiting national and international athletes alike.
The International Centre for Training Excellence is currently in design development.