Architectural wall panels in myriad colours from Kingspan Insulated Panels were installed on the façade of the Eagle Stadium in Werribee, Victoria.

Williams Ross Architects relied on Kingspan’s micro-rib architectural wall panels in various colours to meet an important design deliverable, which was to create a local icon. The multi-coloured façade was created as part of the $47 million redevelopment of the 15,000-square-metre Werribee stadium, the largest indoor sporting court facility in Melbourne’s West.

Kingspan’s roofing and walling systems were used to construct the landmark sporting venue in 2016.

The Eagle Stadium project used more than 15,000 metres of trapezoidal roof panels and almost 7,000 metres of architectural wall panels in ten different colours to construct a roofing and walling system that maximised both interior and street appeal across the site’s new and existing buildings.

Given its massive proportions, the Eagle Stadium incorporates several thermal zones with varying mechanical and ventilation strategies; these range from fully air-conditioned spaces, and indirect evaporative cooled spaces, to spaces with natural cross ventilation.

Kingspan’s wall and roof panels provided a fully integrated solution that enclosed all areas with a thermal inertia, suitable for each of the different ventilated spaces. This was critical to building a facility that could hold an internal temperature for longer, with less energy or air change required to maintain a suitable indoor sports environment.

The Kingspan team demonstrated strong understanding of the product’s physical properties and detailed material junctions, helping Williams Ross make the most of the panels’ application – from the overall façade scale across 200 metres to the smallest of material junctions to seal the building enclosure.

The Kingspan team conducted regular site inspections to ensure the panels were being installed to specification, delivering on the sustainable design principles laid out by Williams Ross.

“The Kingspan façade has enabled the council to create a local icon, which was a key design deliverable for the project. The clean lines and distinct colours are visually strong enough to let the Stadium be a landmark in its own right, without the need for significant signage.”

- Gray Barton, Director, Williams Ross Architects

Kingspan products used in the Eagle Stadium project included architectural wall panels (secret-fix wall panel system with five distinct profiles); trapezoidal roof panels (a highly versatile system with leading guarantees), and membrane lined insulated gutters (suitable for both boundary wall and valley gutter applications).