Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex, Papua New Guinea

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About this Project

The Taurama Complex was designed to provide sporting facilities to international competition standards for swimming, volleyball, basketball and a variety of other indoor sports. The facilities include a stainless steel Olympic standard 50m competition pool which has a movable bulkhead to shorten the pool to 25m for international standard short course competition and there is also a separate 25m pool required for use as a warm up pool during competition. This pool has been designed with a wheelchair ramp access so the pool can be used as a ‘learn to swim’ pool for young children as well as a hydrotherapy pool for people with disability outside of competition time. Both of these pools are outdoors and set into a family oriented landscape and have a ‘splash and play’ area for very young children as well as shaded ‘haus win’ structures and grassed play areas for family activities.

Inside the building, there are competition timing and control rooms that are designed to international standard, as well as athlete and swimming coaching facilities. Overlooking the competition pool is a large electronic scoreboard.

The main indoor sports hall provides 6 courts to Olympic volleyball standards that can be used for a large variety of indoor sports after the 2015 Pacific Games. Also, there are two separate group exercise spaces and additional facilities including a seminar lounge that can be used for hospitality events.

The facility was designed to meet the high international standards required to provide the 2015 Pacific Games competition and organisation spaces, but with the future use and the community in mind.

Details

Client Venue Infrastructure & Equipment Committee PNG 2015 Pacific Games

Location
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea

Completion date June 2015


Design

Technique

10 Taurama Pool

Pool

01 Taurama Main Entrance

Main Entrance

02 Taurama Foyer

Foyer

03 Taurama Indoor Events Arena

Arena

04 Taurama Indoor Events Arena

Arena

05 Taurama Indoor Events Arena

Arena

06 Taurama Sports Studion

Sports Studio

07 Taurama Function Space

Hospitality Space

08 Taurama Circulation Change Rooms

Circulation - Change Rooms

09 Taurama Change Rooms

Change Rooms

13 Taurama Roof Detail

Roof Detail

11 Taurama Exterior

Exterior

12 Taurama Street View

Street View

13 Taurama Pool

Pool

01 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015

Entry Boulevard

02 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015

Outdoor Pool

03 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015

Triple Court

04 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015

Single Court

07 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015

Site Plan

05 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015

Floor Plan


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