106 Architects is an award-winning community and sport-specialist architecture and design practice dedicated to connecting and strengthening communities across Australia and New Zealand. Led by Olympian and Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist Dion Gosling, the 106 Architects team have all the skills and capability required to help you take your project from concept to final occupation.
At 106 Architects, we live for sports, leisure, and community facilities – having been focused and immersed in fields, courts, tracks, jumps, indoor and outdoor play spaces – sport infrastructure – all our life. We are currently working on a range of quality sports- and education-related community facilities across Australia and New Zealand providing sports-specialist design and technical knowledge.
Our track record and experience covers multiple codes and sports, across a wide range of projects – from park amenities to regional stadia; elite high performance training and competition venues, regional indoor arena, to local, community facilities and sportsfields.
Dion Gosling, as Director of 106 Architects, has an innate understanding of the subtleties and technical requirements of outdoor sports fields and indoor sports halls bringing perspective from the athlete, administrator, coach, management and Board level. Since 1990 when travelling the world as part of the NZ Men’s Hockey Team Dion has grown knowledge of global international best practice in order to apply locally.
Through roles with the NZ Olympic Committee and now as Chair of the Oceania Hockey Federation Competitions and Events Committee, Dion is a leader in the holistic assembly of outdoor and indoor sports facilities development. Through the application of Third Place Thinking TM, Dion is providing thought-leadership and change in the way we connect our sports facilities with our communities.
Dion has undertaken masterplanning and feasibility work, business case development, concept and detailed design, delivery and the project management of a range of projects that relate to the Sports and Play Industry sector:
Selected Services and Reference Projects:
Namatjira Park Masterplan (in collaboration with theCommunityCollective.) – a sports and community masterplan incorporating an existing 12.1HA reserve site and a 634ha wetlands catchment area in Clayton South. The Park provides diversity of opportunities including social, family, sport, recreation, play and environment experiences with a single oval, single tennis court, sporting pavilion, bowls club and bistro, skate park, playground, tennis wall, basketball half court, and dog off-leash park
Colin Maiden Park– a broad masterplan review for tennis, soccer, rugby, netball, cricket, AFL, hockey along with commercial sports sector support services, including the new two-turf artificial hockey development as a multisport shared club facility
New Plymouth Multisport Hub – a 38ha multisport redevelopment over an existing racecourse to include 14 outdoor netball and multiuse courts, artificial soccer/rugby field, artificial hockey turf, 8 outdoor natural grass fields incorporating artificial and natural cricket wickets, cricket training nets, informal play and social zones for events and day-to-day community activities
Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub – a 32ha sports field development including full IAAF-certified athletics track, warm up track and dedicated throws high performance centre, 3 FIH Global Elite hockey turf surfaces, community sports fields, 24 hardcourt tennis courts, NRL-standard rugby league facilities
Indoor Arena and Sports Halls
New Plymouth Multisport Hub – a new 6-court indoor regional facility incorporating capacity for 3,000 seating for international netball and basketball events, hosting and media facilities, as well as local club-level multicode shared amenities as part of the wider sports park development
Matamata Indoor Community Sports Centre – a new 2-court local community development to be located on the Matamata College grounds. The facility serves as a key partnership between school, community and sports users
Fraser Park Sportsville – a new multisport centre located amongst the existing community sportsfields. The facility includes a 600sq.m multiuse indoor activity zone, 6 squash courts, café, gym, offices, meeting and social function rooms. 8 changing rooms service the outdoor sports of rugby, hockey, soccer, cricket and an artificial multiuse 3G turf\
Outdoor Active Zones & Informal Play Areas
Namatjira Park Masterplan (in collaboration with theCommunityCollective.) – a sports and community masterplan incorporating a new skate park, playground, tennis wall, basketball half court, pick-up-play areas, parking and dog off-leash park connected to an existing bowls club and natural wetlands area
‘The Boroughs’ Basketball Courts – a new 5-court outdoor sports project on sites across Auckland. The project aimed to engage youth with outdoor recreation activity using basketball as the catalyst. The project was a public-private commercial partnership between Auckland Council and SPARK (telecom)\
Learn to Ride Track – a disused area of hardcourt asphalt – the size of two netball courts – was converted into a temporary Learn to Ride adventure course for the local community. A concept for design was generated by the rich history and cultural characteristics of the local community – the track created simply by the use of road paint
Artificial Turf Sports Fields
A number of artificial sportsfields have been project managed and delivered by 106 Architects – Colin Maiden Park two-turf hockey field development; Metro Park artificial hockey field; Hamilton Boys’ High School artificial tennis, rugby/football, hockey field development project; Bill McKinlay Park artificial soccer field; Mt Roskill Grammar School artificial hockey turf and natural fields development; Auckland Grammar School artificial hockey and rugby/soccer field development
A.S. Lodge commenced work in synthetic recreational construction in 1979, since this time has gone onto construct over 4,300 tennis courts for municipal councils, schools universities, clubs and discerning domestic clients.
Over the past 38 years A.S. Lodge have a multitude of awards for construction for both private tennis courts and club complexes. A.S. Lodge have the ability to undertake a full design and construct contract where they draw on their vast wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver the full ’turn key’ project.
A.S. Lodge have been at the forefront of development within the industry for 38 years combining their membership of the Australian Institution of Engineers and formal training to develop the best synthetic surfaces available including SynClay (synthetic clay), Probounce (shortpile tennis surface), lower slide resistant tennis surfaces.
SOUTH HURSTVILLE NSW
Acousto-Scan Pty Ltd is an ISO/IEC 17205 Laboratory that specialises in testing sporting and playground surfaces. They have over 20 years’ experience in testing both installations and products.
Their accreditations include NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia), FIFA (Federation Intenationale de Football Association), IRB (International Rugby Board), AFL (Australian Football League), CA (Cricket Australia), ITF (International Tennis Federation), FIH (International Hockey Federation). They are an ISS Scientific Body Member.
Acousto-Scan has been directly involved with the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Pacific Games, FIFA gold projects and World Cups.
Selangor 41000 Malaysia
AFN is one of the biggest manufacturers of sports equipment in South East Asia and also the OEM to various companies in the Europe and Australian market, with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. The philosophy of AFN Sports is to produce high quality aluminium sports and athletic products and accessories for the global market. AFN Sports deliver, install and also organise the biggest events. We are certified by IAAF, German TUV & BWF.
Today, AFN Sports has set its base in Malaysia to take advantage of the economic production costs and at the same time is in a better position to serve the emerging regional market in Asia and around the world.
MONA VALE, NSW
All Grass Sports Surfaces has been at the forefront of tennis court and sports field construction and maintenance for over twenty years. In that time, AGSS has built over 1,000 tennis courts and sports facilities, both domestic and commercial, throughout Sydney and country NSW and the ACT. As well as building tennis courts, we build and surface all types of indoor and outdoor sports courts, as well as install fencing and floodlighting. We are a ‘one stop shop’, providing design, project management, construction and ongoing maintenance services to ensure your court gives you years of playing pleasure.
2 Brady Close, Braeside VIC 3195
ASST is Perth’s leading synthetic surfacing company. We have built strong relationships with a wide variety of sectors, local government, schools, mining companies, sporting facilities, commercial and residential.
We also now have a Melbourne office, servicing all of Victoria.
Burleigh Heads QLD
Here at All Sport Projects we do more than just the surfacing of sports courts, if you have a sport, we can build it, from start to finish. We are your one stop shop for everything sports. Over the years we have developed a strong professional relationship with a variety of clients including Schools, Councils, Mining Companies, Sporting Associations, Military, Commercial and Private, both in Australia and overseas.
Combined with a highly competent and well trained work force, our senior management team has over 70+ Years combined experience within the industry. From Tennis Courts, Cricket Pitches, Golf Practice and Golf Driving Range areas, Landscaping with Synthetic Lawns, Kindergartens, Play Areas, Swimming Pool, Leisure areas and much more, we are your complete turnkey solution.
Call us now to find out more 1800 222 090.
DANDENONG SOUTH, VIC
APT Asia Pacific is a vertically integrated manufacturer of textile yarns, synthetic grass, coatings, and adhesives.
The complete range includes artificial turf for any sporting or landscape application, as well as polyurethane-based coatings for athletics tracks, indoor gymnasium flooring applications, industrial flooring, roofing, as well as cushioned acrylic surfaces for court sport applications.
15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW
Professor Eager represents Australia on ISO/TC 83 Sports and Recreational Equipment. He is an invited technical observer on the European Union Technical Committee CEN/TC 136/SC 1 Children’s Playground Equipment and Surfacing. For a complete list of his positions, please refer to his UTS profile.
David’s primary research is in the area of injury prevention by applying risk engineering and technological interventions to eliminate mortalities and reduce the likelihood and severity of injuries. He is also involved in the human factors research within the UTS Research Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems that is conducting research into the physiological and psychological aspects of human-machine and human-environment interaction.
David is currently investigating improved techniques and parameters for the measurement of material properties for attenuating surfacing within children’s play spaces with a view to reducing the severity and frequency of injuries associated with falls. He is also conducting research into the characterization of trampoline performance.