Sports and Recreation


Wairarapa Netball concept

Wairarapa Netball concept

Dreaming big, aiming high and accepting the best a team can deliver is the driving force behind all great sporting communities.

S&T holds a similar set of values with a team that is driven to fulfill projects that are firmly bedded in their communities. By spending significant up-front time with key user groups and community representatives, we ensure that the project relates well not only to the immediate physical and cultural neighbourhoods but the wider community as well. This process allows the community to grow into the ownership of the facility and take pride in the final outcome.

We work with clubs, venue operators, councils and developers to plan, build and strengthen sports and recreation facilities used for events, competitions, and venues.

Our precise execution has resulted in the production of a number of projects with satisfying results which are both interesting and effective.


Les Mills World of Fitness Lower Hutt The Hutt gymnasium facility redefines the genre, providing its members with an energising and constantly dynamic environment in which to achieve the results they are looking for. From the moment you enter the doors and see the welcoming `Hi’ on the reception desk, you are transported to a place of extraordinary light, movement and sound. Huge, expansively-lit walls are saturated with colours and patterns that can change within the hour. Lighting at ground level create the illusion of floating elements- whether they are performance stages, walls or lockers. 

Les Mills World of Fitness

Lower Hutt

The Hutt gymnasium facility redefines the genre, providing its members with an energising and constantly dynamic environment in which to achieve the results they are looking for. From the moment you enter the doors and see the welcoming `Hi’ on the reception desk, you are transported to a place of extraordinary light, movement and sound. Huge, expansively-lit walls are saturated with colours and patterns that can change within the hour. Lighting at ground level create the illusion of floating elements- whether they are performance stages, walls or lockers. 

Aotea Centre Stephenson & Turner, along with Auckland Live is currently leading a large-scale renewal of the external building surfaces of one of Auckland’s most recognisable buildings.   

Aotea Centre

Stephenson & Turner, along with Auckland Live is currently leading a large-scale renewal of the external building surfaces of one of Auckland’s most recognisable buildings. 

 

Rita Flynn Netball Stadium S&T is proud to be involved in the design for an international-level netball stadium in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Working in association with Korana Consultants, the facility was constructed in preparation for the 15th Pacific Games held in Port Moresby in 2015 in which 3000 athletes from 22 Pacific Nations competed. 2015 is also an important year for the country as it marked the 40th anniversary of PNG’s independence. 

Rita Flynn Netball Stadium

S&T is proud to be involved in the design for an international-level netball stadium in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Working in association with Korana Consultants, the facility was constructed in preparation for the 15th Pacific Games held in Port Moresby in 2015 in which 3000 athletes from 22 Pacific Nations competed. 2015 is also an important year for the country as it marked the 40th anniversary of PNG’s independence. 

Te Rauparaha Arena Ten years after S&T designed and built the Aquatic Centre for Porirua City Council, we were asked to build a new recreation centre adjacent to the very successful swimming facility.

Te Rauparaha Arena

Ten years after S&T designed and built the Aquatic Centre for Porirua City Council, we were asked to build a new recreation centre adjacent to the very successful swimming facility.

 
Horncastle Arena This project involved seismic strengthening subsequent to the Christchurch Earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. It demonstrated our team’s ability to carry out complex works in a fully functioning sport and entertainment venue. All work had to be thoroughly and seamlessly integrated into the existing design and be largely carried out between events. 

Horncastle Arena

This project involved seismic strengthening subsequent to the Christchurch Earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. It demonstrated our team’s ability to carry out complex works in a fully functioning sport and entertainment venue. All work had to be thoroughly and seamlessly integrated into the existing design and be largely carried out between events. 

Porirua City Council Aquatic & Recreation Centre With a modest budget, this project required creative architecture – exemplified in simple, warehouse structure colourfully enhanced with a nautical theme. It involved the creation of a multi-sports complex including the renovation for an existing Sports Hall and associated changing areas and the addition of an Aquatic Complex. The pool area includes a 25 meter lane pool and leisure pool with wave machine. Front of House facilities include a successful cafeteria and childcare facility for 20 children. The new building joins forces with the existing recreation centre, making this a highly focused, multi-sports venue. Further work to the Aquatic Centre involved S&T upgrading the treatment plant to near 100% ozone

Porirua City Council

Aquatic & Recreation Centre

With a modest budget, this project required creative architecture – exemplified in simple, warehouse structure colourfully enhanced with a nautical theme. It involved the creation of a multi-sports complex including the renovation for an existing Sports Hall and associated changing areas and the addition of an Aquatic Complex. The pool area includes a 25 meter lane pool and leisure pool with wave machine. Front of House facilities include a successful cafeteria and childcare facility for 20 children. The new building joins forces with the existing recreation centre, making this a highly focused, multi-sports venue. Further work to the Aquatic Centre involved S&T upgrading the treatment plant to near 100% ozone

Les Mills Extreme Wellington Prior to refurbishment, Les Mills occupied this same site but only on the upper four floors on Taranaki Street in Wellington. While their activities encompassed most of the Hope Gibbons Annexe Building, they never had the desired ground-floor presence or impact at street level. 

Les Mills Extreme

Wellington

Prior to refurbishment, Les Mills occupied this same site but only on the upper four floors on Taranaki Street in Wellington. While their activities encompassed most of the Hope Gibbons Annexe Building, they never had the desired ground-floor presence or impact at street level. 

Newtown Park Refurbishment In 2006, S&T led a significant refurbishment of the facilities at Newtown Park in Wellington to provide a top rate training base for the Wellington Phoenix Football team - New Zealand’s only professional Football franchise.

Newtown Park

Refurbishment

In 2006, S&T led a significant refurbishment of the facilities at Newtown Park in Wellington to provide a top rate training base for the Wellington Phoenix Football team - New Zealand’s only professional Football franchise.

 
Rakaia Sports Centre When the community of Rakaia, in South Canterbury, looked for a new home for its local community and sportspeople they put together a challenging brief to help them select a suitable design team. S&T responded with an approach that enabled the Rakaia community to further refine its brief and fundraise in a manner that they were comfortable with. This empathic and inclusive approach looked beyond design and at the challenges of building a significant building which are typically faced by any community group.

Rakaia Sports Centre

When the community of Rakaia, in South Canterbury, looked for a new home for its local community and sportspeople they put together a challenging brief to help them select a suitable design team. S&T responded with an approach that enabled the Rakaia community to further refine its brief and fundraise in a manner that they were comfortable with. This empathic and inclusive approach looked beyond design and at the challenges of building a significant building which are typically faced by any community group.

Porirua Park Redevelopment Situated in a natural amphitheater, Porirua Park forms one of Wellington’s best sports grounds yet it remains under-utilised.  Porirua City Council approached S&T to design a complex that would cater for all but the highest levels of outdoor sports.  A 1900 seat gently curved covered stand, snuggled against the existing embankment, forms the centrepiece of the design. Also included is floodlighting, capable of live television broadcasts and ancillary facilities including public toilets and changing rooms.  

Porirua Park

Redevelopment

Situated in a natural amphitheater, Porirua Park forms one of Wellington’s best sports grounds yet it remains under-utilised.  Porirua City Council approached S&T to design a complex that would cater for all but the highest levels of outdoor sports.  A 1900 seat gently curved covered stand, snuggled against the existing embankment, forms the centrepiece of the design. Also included is floodlighting, capable of live television broadcasts and ancillary facilities including public toilets and changing rooms.

 

Phan Dinh Sports Complex Created as an entry for the Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex international design competition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this magnificent multi-purpose stadium design incorporates a wide range of sporting pursuits. The 5000 seat multi-court arena is topped with a covered outdoor running track. The centre includes boxing, gymnastics, chess, pilates and table tennis facilities as well as an administration area. 

Phan Dinh Sports Complex

Created as an entry for the Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex international design competition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this magnificent multi-purpose stadium design incorporates a wide range of sporting pursuits. The 5000 seat multi-court arena is topped with a covered outdoor running track. The centre includes boxing, gymnastics, chess, pilates and table tennis facilities as well as an administration area. 

Torbay Sailing Club Located on Auckland’s North Shore, the Torbay Sailing Club sits harmoniously within its surrounds of trees, a reserve and seaside location.  Doubling the existing footprint, the two-storey structure provides flexible and modern facilities to the sailing club and wider community.  S&T’s design pivoted around the need for boat storage.  This utilitarian function is cleverly concealed by vertical timber batten screening which extends to the first floor verandah balustrade. The large triangulated verandah juts out providing a visual break and enhances the building’s connection to the harbour.  The gabled roof allows natural light while referencing the original building and traditional boat sheds. Michelle Bain, Chair of the club’s building redevelopment committee notes “a fantastic asset for the sailing and local community”.  

Torbay Sailing Club

Located on Auckland’s North Shore, the Torbay Sailing Club sits harmoniously within its surrounds of trees, a reserve and seaside location.  Doubling the existing footprint, the two-storey structure provides flexible and modern facilities to the sailing club and wider community.  S&T’s design pivoted around the need for boat storage.  This utilitarian function is cleverly concealed by vertical timber batten screening which extends to the first floor verandah balustrade. The large triangulated verandah juts out providing a visual break and enhances the building’s connection to the harbour.  The gabled roof allows natural light while referencing the original building and traditional boat sheds.

Michelle Bain, Chair of the club’s building redevelopment committee notes “a fantastic asset for the sailing and local community”.