It’s not an approved proposal, but one that surely deserves its share of attention. MJA Studio suggests creating a smartly landscaped leisure/residential complex instead of Subiaco Oval.
The Australian municipality of Subiaco in western Perth area recently announced the upcoming closure of Subiaco Oval. It used to be the metropolis’ central sports stadium with a nearly 110-year history, but soon the new Perth Stadium in Burswood (east) will take up that role.
There’s no solid plan as to what will happen with the Subiaco Oval plot, but it most certainly won’t be feasible to operate as a stadium in the long run. One proposal by MJA Studio suggests a bold combination of leisure, residential and commercial use, all centered around vast wave pool. The pool would enable inner-city surfing in a safe environment.
East bank of the pool would be taken by a beach, connecting the area with two parks located directly east of Subiaco Oval. What’s much more intriguing is the west side, which would comprise a large elevated green area. Its slope would be very low, allowing even disabled people easy access.
Underneath the horseshoe-shaped elevation there’s enough space to build 220 apartments and dedicate the entire ground floor to cultural and commercial use.
MarketHall ensures a permanent home for a new 3,000m2 public market which can be open all week and on weekends open onto a 6,500m2 Market Square. The intention of the Market programme is to support micro-entrepreneurs and help diversify the Subiaco economy.