• Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF,
  • Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF,
  • Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF,
  • Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF award,design a robust multi-purpose recreation hall,curving lightweight canopy,float ove landscape, natural heat and cool,
  • Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF, multi purpose hall
  • Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF, multi purpose hall
  • Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF, multi purpose hall
  • Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF, multi purpose hall
  • Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium, World Architecture Award, WAF, multi purpose hall

Milson Island Indoor Sports Hall

Brooklyn, NSW, Australia

data, awards, description

The floating steel canopy of the Milson Island Indoor Sports Hall is an inventive, poetic response to place with an inbuilt sense of fun.

Shaped by landscape The graceful curved roof of the hall is attuned perfectly to its island site on the Hawkesbury River.Reacting to prevailing winds, heating and cooling itself as required, separating leaves and branches, collecting and filtering rainwater, it is a shelter shaped by local conditions.

Elemental and exciting A narrow entrance, framed by two dark service pods, opens dramatically onto the light-filled hall. Once inside, continuous glazing beneath the floating roof provides playing children with a constant connection to the bush landscape.The proscenium arch makes a dramatic backdrop to the children’s theatre performances, both inside the hall and out by the campfire at night.

A distinctive design ethos The project is Michael Heenan’s follow up to his World Architecture Award-winning Berry Sports Hall, bearing the same hallmarks of playfulness, originality and sensitivity to site.

  • Date
    2010
  • client
    Sport and Recreation, Community’s NSW
  • cost
    A$2.7 million
  • GFA
    670 m²
  • Awards
  • 2013
    Silver Medal
    IOC/IAKS Award (Highest in the category)
  • 2012
    National Australian Steel Institute (ASI) Awards
    Buildings - Small Projects category
  • 2012
    Australian Steel Institute (ASI) Awards NSW & ACT Buildings
    Small Projects category
  • 2012
    National Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
    COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
  • 2011
    Timber Design Awards
    Commended: Interior Fitout Award - Commercial
  • 2011
    Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards
    National Commercial/Industrial Construction Award – under $5M
  • 2011
    Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
    Commendation for Public Building

news, video, testimonials

  • Press Release: Award winning architect Michael Heenan scores double judging honours
  • Press Release: Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium – Brooklyn, NSW, Australia
  • Press Release: Allen Jack+Cottier’s latest sports facility wins prestigious architecture Commendation Award
  • Press Release: Aussie Sports Pavilion set to tackle World’s Best Sports Buildings
  • Press Release: Milson Island wins 2012 Steel Design Awards NSW / ACT
  • Press Release: Milson Island sports hall wins top NSW industry accolades
  • Press Release: Little Aussie sports and recreation hall wins silver at 2013 International Design Olympics
  • Financial Review: Sports centre awards
  • SB: Hawkesbury Style, Milson Island Indoor Sports Hall