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The Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility is a contemporary building sensitive to its surroundings. The building’s location was informed by the requirement to preserve and protect all healthy trees on-site. Low-grade contaminated soil was reused and relocated to avoid landfill impacts. Its modern facade is reflective of its raw industrial surroundings and is constructed from double-glazed thermally broken glazing and sustainably and locally sourced timber.

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To minimize the building’s energy footprint, the architects installed highly efficient insulation, low-energy lighting, underground rainwater tanks for toilet cisterns and landscape irrigation, solar hot water units, exhaust systems with makeup air, and high performance mechanical supply air conditioning units. The health of the occupants was also taken into consideration. CRI Green Label Plus-certified modular carpet tiles with 90% post-consumer content backing line the rooms and is complemented with low VOC-coated timber flooring.

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“Since the completion of the Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility there have been many positive social, economic and environmental benefits for PMFC and its community,” write the architects. “The future is bright with the hope that this important piece of architecture will support the longevity of the club and inspire future generations to incorporate the highest in sustainable design initiatives.”

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