AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
AAMI Park at Edwin Flack field is a rectangle sporting pitch facility opened in 2010. It features a cutting-edge bioframe design with a geodesic dome roof that substantially covers the seating area. Spectators enjoy unobstructed views, free from pillars, walls or other supporting structures.
Designed by Cox Architects and Planners, in collaboration with Arup, the structure is a lightweight steel design based on the structural efficiencies of the Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome which uses 50% less steel than a traditional cantilever. Each of the 3D shells uses the combination of three structural systems to produce the lightweight structure.
The external roof is made up of 20 geodesic domes. A combination of glass, metal and louvres make up the triangular panel facade.
The roof has 1,544 low energy LED lights that can be artistically sequenced.