Creating community centre pieces and state-of-the-art sporting and training facilities.

Blacktown City Council’s Blacktown Exercise Sports and Technology Hub (BEST) will be home to world-class medical and rehabilitation services as well as facilities for further research and education purposes. This development is comprised of two individual buildings: the BEST Hub includes indoor aquatics, multiple gyms, an indoor running track, sports science laboratory, lecture theatre, medical consultation rooms, dedicated rehabilitation spaces, function rooms, commercial kitchen, and café.

The second building in this project provides temporary academy accommodation for up to 100 local and international guests.

The BEST Hub's complex three-dimensional façade required a collaborative design approach integrating bespoke and adaptable structural supports for the deep Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete façade panels. Each panel, with a striking three-dimensional sinusoidal curved face, was positioned across the entirety of the curving using an approach that provided ways to future-proof the building’s sustainability and energy efficiency.

Client: Blacktown City Council

Architect: ARM

Builder: Buildcorp

Value: $100M

Completion: 2023

Sector: Sports & Leisure

Services: Facade