Plans for New Zealand Cricket Ground in a Spin
Taking form from function is a creative approach to architecture. Sometimes designs of this nature can seem farcical and quickly become outdated, but they can also often allow buildings to take on a true symbolic context that perfectly represents the overall goal of the design brief.
With a shading and faade system that looks like wickets and a birds-eye-view of the pitch that resembles a cricket ball, the plans for New Zealand’s International Cricket Ground certainly leave little doubt as the function of the structure.
Designed by architecture firm the Ministry of Architecture + Interiors (MOA+I), this civic project has been planned to function as a test cricket ground overlooking the Waitemata Habour in Auckland.
Renderings of the grounds look clean and modern, a far cry from the monolithic concrete forms that modern sporing stadiums typically take.