CAA are pleased to announce that our Three Kings United Clubhouse project has been awarded the Silver A’ Design Award in the category “Architecture, Building and Structure Design" by the grand jury panel of the A’ Design Award & Competition which consists of internationally influential press members, established designers, leading academics and prominent entrepreneurs.
The A’ Design Awards are the world’s most influential and largest design awards, presented each year in Italy. It is a great honour for us to receive this prestigious award and we would like to thank all of our friends and partners for their support and help along the way.
The Silver A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to the top 5% percentile and gives recognition to the excellence of design on the international stage.
Featured on Archdaily our Three Kings United project comes alive.
The new headquarters for Three Kings United Football Club is a single storey pavilion with a floating sculptural roof, set amidst the playing fields. Inspired by the notion of a leaf floating over the Park and coming to rest, the roof has a dynamic diagonal fold that gains altitude towards the sun.
Status: Construction planned to commence later in 2017
Location: Auckland NZ
The new Football Clubhouse to go in Keith Hay Park is a contemporary pavilion with a veranda roof structure that is set on a raised viewing platform lifted above the flood plain and overlooking the playing fields.
The design evolved not only in response to economic and functional requirements, but also from the wish to express the ethos and aspirations of Three Kings United Football Club.
In assembling the various functions of the building together, a roof form emerged with a dynamic diagonal fold that gains altitude towards the sun, expressive of a unified momentum.
The unique floating, sculptural roof stretches along the building and is realized by employing muscular fabricated steel sections that have digitally- defined progressive shifts along the buildings length. This canopy, with its folded planes is supported by a team of eleven steel triangulated supports that rise from the stepped plinth.
The structure is anchored at the southern end by the precast concrete panels enclosing the changing rooms, steadying the building and enabling the more playful and opportunistic spaces towards the north to open up - between the sticks of the steel frame and onto the viewing terraces that surround all sides of the main clubroom.
A modular steel portal frame with a regular bay-by-bay geometric shift (to create the diagonal geometry of the roof) is proposed. Vertical supports on the eastern elevation are bipods and on the higher western elevation are quadropods. All steelwork will be protected against corrosion by a long-warranty marine paint system.
In assembling the various functions of the building together on plan, a roof form emerged with a dynamic diagonal fold that gains altitude towards the sun, expressive of a unified momentum that by the way is also the very key ingredient of a successful eleven-man squad.
Layout and spacial arrangement of the clubhouse vision.