Saxton Pavilion

Completed 2011

The Pavilion is a multipurpose facility serving Nelson Cricket, Nelson Athletics and Nelson Football Clubs. It is the second high profile project that we have undertaken at the Saxton Oval Cricket ground for the Nelson City Council. The long narrow site and reference to the curved facade of the Utility building across the Cricket field generated the curved outer shell of the Pavilion.

Strategically positioned volumes work independently of the outer shell above and provide international standard cricket facilities, public toilets, administration, bar, kitchen, timekeeping and storage facilities. Complementing the long covered boulevard, walkways extend from each end into the central function space, allowing views over the Athletics/Football area or out to the Cricket ground. New ramps and terraced seating provide additional spectator seating.

Contractor: Scott Construction

Photographer: Oliver Weber Photography

Media: Nelson Mail – 12 Nov 2011 Canterbury Today “Property & Construction” – Issue 108

NZIA Nelson Marlborough Architecture Award 2012 - Public Architecture