Dilworth Junior High Gymnasium - GHD Design

Dilworth Junior Campus Sports Centre
Auckland, New Zealand

The new sports centre provides a multi-purpose sports hall, fitness suite, classroom/function space, and office space for Dilworth Junior Campus’ sports staff. Indoor sports including basketball, volleyball, badminton, futsal, and table tennis are accommodated in a range of formats designed to maximise flexibility of use. The sports hall has retractable bleacher seating and can be divided with a vinyl curtain, to simultaneously host multiple sports or classes.

A thermally efficient building envelope, naturally lit sports hall, and roof mounted photo-voltaic panels all contribute to reduced energy use, with any surplus power transferred back to the main campus.

This project provided the opportunity to re-think the campus architecture, and resulted in a contemporary monotone aesthetic, punctuated with splashes of colour representing Dilworth’s four house colours.

The modern, flexible sports centre has become the signature campus building, where boys have everything they need to thrive. In the words of one student, “it really is a magic place.”

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