Press Release: Allen Jack+Cottier’s latest sports facility wins prestigious architecture Commendation Award
An indoor sports stadium on an idylic island in the Hawksbury River region of Sydney has won a prestigious Commendation Award at the NSW Architecture Awards announced on Friday night. Poetic inventiveness and response to place is evident in this powerful steel-framed sports building. Allen Jack+Cottier Principal Michael Heenan’s first sports building since his Berry Sports Hall won the prestigious World Architecture Award, the Milson Island sports centre has recently been shortlisted for the AIA Architecture award, Public Architecture (NSW) category. AJ+C’s brief was to design a robust multi-purpose recreation hall for young children to have fun in while on residential camp. A careful study of local conditions resulted in a building that fits gracefully into the extraordinary natural context.