Melbourne’s world class rectangular stadium, AAMI Park, opened in May 2010 and hosts soccer, rugby league and rugby union matches. During construction, it was known as Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust’s Rectangular Pitch.

Norman Disney & Young provided engineering services for this major stadium project. It has a cutting edge bioframe design with a geodesic dome roof, which substantially covers the seating area. This design uses 50 percent less steel than a typical stadium roof of the same size.

The stadium provides the missing link in Melbourne’s sporting infrastructure for a medium size, purpose built rectangular pitched stadium. It also features a sports campus, including an elite training centre and office accommodation.

Awards

The project is a multiple award winner, with accolades including:

  • Consult Australia Awards for Excellence 2011, Gold Award of Merit in the Building (non-residential) category
  • Lightweight Structure Association of Australasia (LSAA), 2011 Design and Collaboration award
  • Australian Institute of Project Management (Major Projects Victoria), 2011 Best Construction and Engineering Project over $100 million
  • Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Excellence in Construction Awards, 2011 Master Builder of the Year Award (Grocon)
  • Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Excellence in Construction Awards, 2011 Commercial Buildings Over $80 million 
  • Victorian Architecture Awards 2011, The Victorian Architecture Medal
  • Victorian Architecture Awards 2011, The William Wardell Award for Public Architecture
  • Victorian Architecture Awards 2011, Melbourne Prize
  • Victorian Architecture Awards 2011, Colourbond Award for Steel Architecture.