Gymnastics Centre, Sydney Olympic Park - Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales
Sydney Olympic Park is home to one of Australia’s largest sporting facilities. It’s the go-to destination for entertainment and all things sports in Australia’s most populous state, and is situated just 13 kilometres west of Sydney’s CBD. The Gymnastics Centre sits on 430 hectares of parkland and caters to a wide variety of skill levels, from children to adults, amateur to professional, and offers an array of premium equipment from bars, beams trampolines, rings and an open foam pit.
Versalux collaborated with Tempo, Webb Australia and Sydney Olympic Park Authority to implement industry-leading lighting systems tailored for the refurbished gymnasium, ensuring that athletes of all levels and ages could participate in a variety of sporting activities and training sessions that would have a positive effect on their success in a uniform and low-glare atmosphere, resulting in a highly satisfactory outcome for all gymnasium users.
The flagship MAXI CAPRI series, an industry-leading high bay luminaire designed to perform superlatively in both sports & recreation and industrial settings, was chosen for the gymnastics centre to meet the physical and visual demands of the facility on the basis of its superior performance, technological excellence, and durability. The lighting system is strategically suspended from the Gymnastics Centre’s ceiling layout delivering a combination of visual comfort, energy efficiency, and glare control to provide continuous and uninterrupted illumination in the setting.
In the refurbished gym hall, the architecture is characterised by straight lines and minimalistic colours. The MAXI CAPRI series, a renowned workhorse, works well in combination with natural light, an important factor for players who need to be engaged and concentrate for both short and long training sessions. The MAXI CAPRI’s unique optic features a combination of a proprietary acrylic prismatic refractor, a specialised multi-stage reflector and high performance LED light source, combined and designed to deliver vertical illumination and maximum visual comfort.
The MAXI CAPRI’s high visual comfort factor creates the optimum environment for reducing the risk of eye strain, skill errors and injuries. An even distribution of illumination and excellent visibility always allows athletes in fast paced gymnastics setting to be aware of their surroundings. The seating area on the second floor of the premium gymnastics’ facility allows families, coaches, and general spectators to enjoy amateur and local competitive sporting events. The MAXI CAPRI series allows viewers to get involved in the action by being up close and personal while retaining high uniformity and colour rendering for a favourable sporting experience.
Supplementing the MAXI CAPRI is the powerful CHALLENGE floodlight series. The CHALLENGE is made of high-quality materials suitable for the Australian environment with unprecedent levels of performance, age resistance technology and has an IP66 safety rating, and sets a new standard for cost-effectiveness, compactness, and efficiency, all vital considerations when illuminating a gymnasium. The wide beam spread offers high levels of vertical and horizontal illumination for athletes and spectators to reap the benefits of a highly functional and aesthetically pleasing gymnasium.