nib Stadium (Perth Rectangular Stadium Redevelopment Stage 1)
Perth Rectangular Stadium is strongly focused on the human experience of sport – a complete experience from the journey into the grounds through to the immersion in the event. It is a highly legible stadium which allows for easy movement and maximum comfort, carefully utilising natural light and extended vistas into the park and horizon enhancing the communal excitement and atmosphere of competitive sporting events.
The new eastern and southern stands represent a significant step towards the creation of a more urbane and socially and commercially relevant events site. The integrated concourse which accommodates numerous food and beverage outlets and other facilities has created a major new spectator hub and address to the adjacent parkland.
The spectator experience has been dramatically improved in relation to amenity, comfort, environmental quality and access to services and facilities. The design concept engages with other important but less readily quantifiable characteristics such as a sense of occasion and place, sunlight and lighting, spaces for gathering and exchange, and relationships between spaces within the stadium and outside to the park.