The Flemington Members Grandstand – Excellence in Architecture and Interior Design

In Melbourne, the Spring Racing Carnival for most people means Flemington and the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This year the Victoria Racing Club, the organisation responsible for conducting the Melbourne Cup Carnival (Derby Day, Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day and Stakes Day), have opened the new Grandstand for VRC Members. For most people there is little opportunity for a viewing, so here for your interest is a sneak peak.

This is the new home of Victorian Thoroughbred Racing, the flagship of the sport – the new Flemington Members Grandstand.

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This is no ordinary building. Like a giant layer cake, the Grandstand houses viewing platforms, seating restaurants and bars, the likes of which have never been seen before in Australia.

Designed by leading architect and interior design practice Bates Smart, the 5 level Club stand was completed on schedule by builders Multiplex.

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Illustration of the original Flemington Grandstand

Flemington has a long and interesting history. The first grandstand was built on the course in 1865. This structure is the 10th such Grandstand constructed over the last 150 years.

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Former members grandstand, now demolished

The Grandstand features ‘petal projections’ along the perimeter of the stand on each floor. This has been achieved using 90 pre-cast panels each weighing up to 30 tonnes.

 

Bates Smart-designed $128M Flemington Racecourse stand complete

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Bates Smart director of Interior Design Jeff Copolov says the Club Stand celebrates the rich history and character of Flemington Racecourse with sweeping 360-degree views of the Mounting Yard, Race Track, Members Lawn, Parade Ring, Betting Ring and Winning Post.

VRC Chairman Amanda Elliott added that the Club was delighted to reach this significant milestone ahead of its hallmark events in the spring racing season.

Some of the design highlights of the Club Stand include ‘petal’ projections along the perimeter of the stand on each floor constructed using 90 precast panels, each weighing up to 30 tonnes; external walkway on the first floor wrapping around the Club Stand and connected to the existing Members Grandstand and Parade Ring; a new north-south corridor at the heart of the stand linking the Betting Ring with the Members Lawn and Mounting Yard; and the Roof Garden on Level Four offering landscaped open and enclosed spaces beneath canopies.

Source: architectureanddesign.com.au

 

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