Margaret Court Arena Redevelopment
Major Projects Victoria
Melbourne Park is the home of the Australian Tennis Open. This project involved the upgrade and expansion of Margaret Court Arena to a seat capacity of 7,500.
Marshall Day Acoustics designed the room acoustics of the arena, concourse and back-of-house areas. We also designed the arena's sound insulation of the arena for music concerts, and the building services noise/vibration control.
Marshall Day Entertech designed the in-house sound system to be used for PA announcements and music reproduction, as well as having the capability to integrate with touring PA systems to provide additional coverage for concerts. The sound system is also a combined PA/EWIS system, utilising end-of-line monitoring linked to the BMS system.
The project transformed Margaret Court Arena into a state-of-the-art multi-purpose indoor venue with a fully retractable roof. As well as becoming Melbourne Park's third tennis venue with a retractable roof, the venue will also play host to basketball, netball and music concerts all year round.
The project won an award, in the Public Architecture - Alterations and Additions Category, at the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards, and a recommendation for Public Architecture at the 2015 National Architecture Awards.