Inspiration behind North Queensland Stadium revealed

The concepts and aspirations behind the design of the North Queensland Stadium have been explained in a behind-the-scenes video released by the Queensland Government.

It is the first of a four-part series on the new stadium that will become home to the North Queensland Cowboys NRL team.

Townsville MP Scott Stewart said the video explained the design approach behind the new Stadium.

“This short video provides a fascinating insight into the design of the new North Queensland Stadium,” said Mr Stewart.

“Through interviews with architects and structural engineers it explains how the Stadium has been designed to fit in with Townsville’s unique landscape and casual, relaxed lifestyle.”

Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper said the design of the Stadium’s roof has been inspired by Queensland’s iconic Pandanus plant and takes account of the city’s tropical climate and the risk of cyclones.

“James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Unit played a critical role in the design process, helping to ensure the structure could withstand North Queensland’s cyclone seasons” Mr Harper said.

“JCU used a scale model of the new stadium to rigorously assess the wind loads on the different parts of the structure including the unique roof enabling the engineering to be optimised.”

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the video also showed how the new stadium had been designed to provide for a variety of uses.

“The new North Queensland Stadium will not just provide a first-class venue for NRL, Rugby Union and Soccer games,” he said.

“It will also host concerts and community events and has been designed to host up to 40,000 patrons in concert event mode.”

The videos have been produced by Townsville company Vetta Productions.


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