Design company: Stowe Australia
Brand new for 2019, Sydney’s Bankwest Stadium is a sporting venue like no other.
The 30,000 seat multi-purpose facility plays host to all types of events from rugby (union and league) to football.
Located in Parramatta in the city’s up and coming North West – it is an integral part of the local community.
Family-friendly, it can also be used for non-sporting activities including parties, school proms, team-building activities and more.
Architects Populous designed a ‘seating bowl’ stadium – with fans surrounding the entire field. Featuring the steepest grandstand in Australia, spectators get up close and personal with all the action while experiencing the best views, regardless of their position.
A truly unrivalled live experience.
It’s unsurprising that the technology and innovation used throughout this stadium is just as awesome, with Zumtobel Group supplying the majority of the lighting.
For the façade, 132 acdc FUSION RGBW floodlights were installed.
The RGBW option provides creative freedom and improves the user experience.
Sean Dawson, Senior Engineer at Stowe Australia said, ‘FUSION luminaires provide a low-glare, low-intrusive, and user-friendly space where the client has the ability to change the façade colour.’
Supporting home team the Parramatta Eels, the facade can be lit up blue, but when the Western Sydney Wanderers take to the pitch in a different season – it’s effortlessly turned red using DMX controllers. The same can be done for corporate events, with branding colours applied.
The luminaires were fitted discretely to the roofs of food and beverage structures below the façade and will ensure ease of replicability and maintenance in future.