The Perth Arena is perhaps like the ancient Greek myth of the Trojan Horse – an object of desire, dragged into great triumph and allowed to bring its rampage of entertainment with it. With up to 15,000 seats, an operable roof for sporting matches, 36 VIP super boxes, five major multi-purpose event rooms, half a dozen food and beverage outlets and a 700-space basement car park, the Perth Arena becomes a stand-alone entertainment extravaganza for the city.
Perth Arena features a retractable roof that can open in seven minutes allowing natural light to flood the centre court. It also features five multi-purpose event rooms, half a dozen food and beverage outlets, state of the art acoustics, function spaces, corporate hospitality suites, cafes and a basement car park. The stadium has a very flexible design, allowing for crowds of up to 15,500 in general admission concert mode and up to 14,000 in tennis mode. Alternatively, the arena can be closed down for an intimate concert with 3000 people.
The striking design was inspired by the 12-sided Round House in Fremantle and the 209 irregular shaped pieces of Christopher Monckton's Eternity Puzzle.
Description by ARM Architecture