A first glimpse of the controversial Sydney Football Stadium redevelopment set for Moore Park has been unveiled.
Artist's impressions of the new stadium have been made available to the public, months before the demolition of Allianz stadium due to commence in January 2019.
The stadium will feature a state-of-the-art roof, which will light up from the underside in the home team's colours and reflect noise back into the stadium to amplify the atmosphere.
Cox Architects won the design competition for the new stadium, beating out two other firms.
The Bates Smart proposal inventively suggested the relocation of the stadium to sit atop Sydney Central station’s railway yards.
In the end, designs by Cox Architects were chosen to "complement the natural parkland surrounds for the area", as well as other Sydney landmarks like the Harbour Bridge.
“Creating something that both ‘fits in yet stands out’ in that part of Sydney is obviously a tough ask for any design team, as is the task of creating a piece of 7-day civic infrastructure that provides superior amenity and services to multiple specialist and public groups,” Cox Architecture design director Pete Sullivan said.
Sports Minister Stuart Ayres says the design will create "a colosseum of sound and colour" that will "set the standard for rectangular stadiums in Australia".
"Just like western Sydney Stadium, we've used the natural environment as inspiration in the design, with a striking bronze façade in place that reflects Sydney's unique sandstone geology, and a lightweight cloud-like roof structure."
The Sport Minister also boldly stated the new Sydney Football Stadium will “kick Suncorp into reserve grade”, stoking rivalries between the combative sporting states.
The hi-tech stadium will also feature exposed natural timber beams.
Solar panels will be used to partly power the stadium and a eye-catching bronze facade, will aim to "reflect Sydney’s unique sandstone geology".
Landscaping has been proposed by Aspect, helping to weave parkland, public and activated spaces around the new stadium seamlessly.
Redevelopment of the ageing Allianz Stadium is expected cost in the region of $730 million with construction due to finish in 2022.
The stadium is anticipated to welcome 1.2 million patrons a year once complete.