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MEDIA RELEASE - COX Architecture appointed Lead Design Consultant for Mac Point Multipurpose Stadium

COX, a leading Australian architectural firm, has been announced as the Lead Design Consultant to design the Mac Point Multipurpose Stadium.

The Macquarie Point Development Corporation (MPDC) CEO Anne Beach said the appointment followed a competitive market testing process.

“The COX team brings extensive expertise in designing stadia across Australia and internationally, including Adelaide Oval, Optus Stadium in Perth and Allianz Stadium in Sydney,” she said.

“The team includes local Tasmanian architectural firm Cumulus Studio, and specialist engineers and technicians, including AECOM, local experts Cova, Aldanmark, and Pitt & Sherry, as well as international partner Schlaich Bergermann Partners (SBP), who brings experience in world-leading designs such as SoFI Stadium in California.

“This partnership brings national and international expertise and excellence, which will not only deliver this exciting development, but leave a lasting legacy in our local industry.”

Ms Beach said the consultancy included a commitment to establish:

·       Four internships for architecture students working with COX in the Hobart project office.

·       Four undergraduate placements working with AECOM.

·       As well as internships working with SBP in Germany.

Ms Beach said Cumulus' deep understanding of local services, materials and products would play a pivotal role in optimising the use of Tasmanian materials throughout the design and construction process of the project.

“The collaboration between COX and Cumulus Studio represents a fantastic opportunity for Tasmanian architects and businesses to contribute to this exciting project,” she said.

Work is continuing to share a stadium concept design with the community in the middle of this year, which will be informed by the Mac Point Precinct Plan, and the requirements of Stadiums Tasmania as the future operator of the facility.

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