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Posted 12th April, 2017

Melbourne Park Redevelopment – Stage 3 Commences

Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Sport John Eren have announced $271.55 million as part of the 2017/18 budget to complete the third stage of the Melbourne Park redevelopment.

Featuring a new 5,000 seat show court arena, the announcement guarantees the Australian Open will remain in Melbourne until at least 2036, bolstering Melbourne’s perennial stance as Australia’s sporting capital. “This project will mean more visitors, more jobs, and even more chances to showcase to the world that Victoria has the best of everything,” Treasurer Tim Pallas said.

Scharp takes pride in its ability to produce CGI movies on the grand scale and the Stage 3 Development once again gave us an opportunity to flex our muscle. A 90 second animated fly-through was created, capturing the tens of thousands of spectators who are drawn to events in the precinct while presenting the future upgrades site wide.

Scharp’s involvement with Melbourne park spans over 5 years, providing 3D renders and fly-through animations of all 3 redevelopment stages and the redevelopment of Margaret Court Arena working alongside renowned architects NHA, Cox and Populous.

The Margaret Court Arena has been awarded the Public Architecture Award in the Alterations and Additions category in 2015 by the Australian Institute of Architecture Victoria Awards and has quickly become a city favourite venue for both sport and live performance.

The 3D renders and fly-through animations created for each stage of the redevelopment have been widely used for media releases and public announcements.

Stage 2 is on track for the Australian Open 2019 with construction of Stage 3 set to begin in the same year. We’re excited to see the completion of Stage 3 in the coming years and our visualisations coming to fruition.

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