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
A1 Rubber is Australia’s largest recycled rubber manufacturer, upcycling over 10,000 tonnes of rubber every year into quality products for various industries, including recreational surfacing, sports underlays, fitness flooring and equine. A1 Rubber has been established for over 30 years, manufacturing and supplying to builders and installation contractors with millions of square metres of products installed throughout Australia. A1 Rubber is proud to be one of the remaining manufacturing businesses left in Australia being completely Australian owned and operated. Please contact us for assistance with your rubber surfacing system and sport court underlay requirements.
34 Binary Street, Yatala 4307
07 3807 3666
40 Bentley Street, Wetherill Park 2164
19 Link Court, Brooklyn 3012
0473 550 999
Abel Sports manufacture and install goal posts for all football Codes, AFL, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer and Netball.
Abel Sports goal posts can be seen at numerous Council sports grounds throughout Australia, and at major Stadiums like MCG, SCG, Adelaide and Perth to name a few.
Abel Flag also supply Flagpoles and Banner poles to Councils and State and Federal Government offices and facilities throughout Australia.
Abel is an Australian manufacturer and supports the Australian Made Campaign.
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.
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.
Allsports Products manufacture tennis nets and net posts and have patented a design for lockable safety net post winders. Their winders are used exclusively by Tennis Australia for the Australian Open. The patented internal and external net posts winders are stainless steel with a fold away handle for safety, are fully guaranteed against faulty materials and workmanship. The external tennis net posts winders will suit standard type net posts, either round or square. Full Stainless Steel Posts are available for the Mark2 and the Base Plated posts with Internal Winders Brush Finished or Powder Coated Black.
DANDENONG SOUTH, VIC
APT Asia Pacific, part of the Sport Group, is a vertically integrated manufacturer of textile yarns, synthetic grass, coatings, and adhesives.
APT is the only vertically integrated manufacturer of synthetic turf in Australia, making not only yarns in-house, but also the secondary backing coatings, adhesives, and binders required for building elastic layer shockpads.
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, playground surfacing, as well as cushioned acrylic surfaces for court sport applications.
Our market leading brands include:
POLIGRAS hockey surfacing
Ligaturf Football turf
SYNLawn landscaping and golf turf
Omnicourt synthetic turf for tennis applications
Supergrasse synthetic turf for tennis, multisport, lawn bowls, and cricket
Laykold acrylic tennis and netball coatings
Rekortan athletic track surfacing systems
Melos & Fairmont Ecolastic EPDM granules for athletic and playground applications
Astro Synthetic Surfaces supply and install a wide variety of synthetic surfaces for all surfaces across WA including high-quality soft fall playground surfaces, water playgrounds, splash parks, synthetic grass, rubber mulch, porous pebble paving, gym tiles, cricket pitches, and cricket pitch covers all fully built to Australian standards.
The Australasian Wire Industry Association Inc. is a non-profit organisation formed by companies involved in the manufacturing sector to support the long term development and prosperity of the wire industry throughout the Australian, New Zealand, Pacific and South East Asian region.
Member companies are involved in all aspects of the industry from wire manufacturers and raw material suppliers, to wire products manufacturers, machinery suppliers and ancillary service providers.
The Association’s inaugural meeting was held on the 4th March 1993 in Melbourne, Australia. The founding members were coil spring manufacturers who were members of the Spring Manufacturers Association of Australia which had been formed in 1963.
The Association has now grown to include around 100 companies involved within the wire industry throughout the region. We now have additional sub associations to give specific information and services to these groups.
All members belong to the AWIA and can also nominate themselves to be a listed as a member of any of the sub associations.
These above-mentioned sub associations include: Australasian Wire Industry Association (AWIA), Australasian Fence Industry Association (AFIA), Reinforcing Steel Manufacturers Association (RSMA) and Temporary Fencing Association Australasia (TFAA).
SAPIA’s link with Australasian Leisure Management sees the Association recognise the magazine as its ‘Official Publication’, with all SAPIA members receiving a copy of the printed magazine (mailed six times a year) as a membership benefit.
SAPIA members can also receive the Australasian Leisure Management e-news with the latest news from across the industry by signing up at www.ausleisure.com.au/newsletter/
Australasian Leisure Management is a business magazine aimed at those who work and manage in all areas of the leisure industry, with sport, venues, play, surfaces and safety key areas of coverage.