MJA Studio’s mixed-use proposal is named the Subi Surf Park after its claim to “deliver the highest quality man-made waves on the planet, and the most authentic surfing experience for new and existing surfers of all ages, experience and ability.” Equipped with URBN SURF Group WaveGarden technology, the lagoon would be larger than the stadium’s current footprint and filled with the same amount of water required per annum to irrigate the stadium’s lawn. The water body would be enclosed by a tapered structure built from concrete recycled from the original stadium and topped with turf.
The new architecture would house apartments, a permanent 3,000-square-meter marketplace, a 6,500-square-meter Market Square, and a WA Football Hall of Fame with exhibits on Australian football history and art installations. The sloped structure is topped by a green roof and forms the section known as Boundary Hill, a 12,800-square-meter park extension to the adjacent Kitchener Park. The built form’s 1:20 gradient allows for disabled access without the need for handrails and casts a shadow that’s 25% smaller than the shadow cast by the original football stadium.
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