Wellington Chinese Sports & Cultural Centre, Melrose PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steven Young   
Monday, 30 January 2012



Project Name Wellington Chinese & Cultural Centre - stadium (Historic project)
Project address Mt Albert Road, Berhampore, Wellington
Client name Wellington Chinese Sports & Cultural Centre Inc
Contractor Mainzeal
Architect Brian Young (Honorary architect)
Engineer Steven Young (Honorary structural engineer)
Consultants Kai S Luey (Honorary electrical engineer)
Our role Honorary engineer:  We undertook the engineering design as
    as a contribution to the local Chinese community.
Description of project Multi-use stadium with full-sized basketball court, kitchen, amenities
    and social spaces, subsequently extended (twice)
  Type Portal frame
  Size 1000 sq metres
  Value Current value 2012 in excess of $2.5M
  Date/ 1977
  Construction period  
Design features Shell built by Mainzeal, decoration by community.
Special features Floating timber floor suspended on rubber
    Built as a community facility on land from Wellington City Council
Management  Building subcommittee of WCSCC
Special requirements Kitchen to support catering for Chinese banquets in the stadium space
    Large span single-bay portals for basketball court
Our special input A daunting  private job  for a young engineer entrusted with 
    a large part of a community's dream.
What we learned Everyone contributes too.
What would we improve Ventilation: Water vapour from players condensed on the underside
    of the cold roof.



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