Tract was commissioned for landscape architectural services in the design of synthetic sports fields on top of a newly developed underground carpark at the University of Queensland, St Lucia.
Situated next to the UQ Centre, the world-class sports facility is part of a $24 million development funded by the University, in collaboration with UQ Sport and the UQ Endowment Fund. The precinct combines two international-standard synthetic playing fields, a three-level social space and changing facility and a 500-bay undercover car park with additional space for 350 bicycles.
Tract was responsible for designing an attractive precinct using gabion walls and landscaping to blend features, such as the car park, into the natural setting. The project features arch-profiled fencing on both extremes providing visual appeal as well as a barrier for balls leaving play. The design facilitates attractive and convenient connections between the sports fields, adjacent UQ buildings and the riverside setting and places the facilities into a high-quality, integrated landscape.