The Perth Arena indoor sports and entertainment center was designed through a collaboration of ARM Architecture with Cameron Chisholm Nicol and was completed in 2012.
The stadium is located in the northern part of Perth in Australia and, with its innovative design, it was meant to renew the precinct through the attraction of a large number of visitors each year. The design was based on the Eternity Puzzle and by the 12-sided Round House in Fremantle, one of the oldest buildings in Perth. The project also features sustainable elements and has one of the largest solar panel arrays in Western Australia.
The Arena has a retractable roof to permit either indoor or outdoor events and it includes the latest sound systems, corporate hospitality suites and cafes and also an underground car park. Through the flexible design it can be turned into a concert venue hosting 12000 persons or into a tennis field with 15500 spectators and other events can also be performed, such as motocross, equestrian and ice shows.