RAVSTASS has a vision for Multi-Sport facilities; suited to land, air, and water based activities.
1. Principles - 'Outline of a System of Design for Multi-Sport Facilities' (Read below)
2. Our Design - RAVSTASS Multi-Sport Facility Concept Brief (Download .pptx)
3. Survey - RAVSTASS Multi-Sport World Facilities Search (Map)
4. Your Feedback - Comment with your support for this concept or ideas for improvement, using the form at bottom of this page, or email email@example.com.
SYSTEM OF DESIGN
RAVSTASS (2021), 'Outline of a System of Design for Multi-Sport Facilities,' RAVSTASS Multi-Sport Association Incorporated, Adelaide, SA, Australia, www.ravstass.com/pages/FutureFacilities
ARTICLE I – REGIONS
Regions with a Coastal approach to Alpine areas are best suited to support Multi-Sport activities. The full range of natural features including rivers, valleys and lakes also occur; which collectively are capable of supporting all Maritime, Aviation, Alpine and Land based activities. e.g South Coast, NSW & South Island, NZ.
ARTICLE II – LOCATIONS
Locations within 'Article I - Regions' where Rivers intersect with the Coast are ideally situated to build a Multi-Sport precinct, owing to flat terrain suitable for an airfield and the proximity to waterways for River and Sea sports satisfying the shared need for convenient storage of aircraft and vessels at point of use. e.g. Moruya, NSW & Westport Airport, NZ.
ARTICLE III – WATERFRONT
Waterfronts used as 'Article II - Locations' should have immediate waterfront preserved for community use, by enforcing setback of Lots and Buildings from the waterfront; in order that walking and cycling paths connecting park areas is unhindered the entire length of the waterfront. Councils should continue to control and maintain green space areas, in order to prevent operators from reducing precincts to exclusive gated communities. e.g. Greymouth Airport, NZ, Sunriver Airport, Oregon, USA (non-example Sunrise Skypark, Idaho, USA).
ARTICLE IV – BUILDINGS
Buildings should be constructed to take advantage of 'Article III - Waterfronts' by being double-facing common facilities positioned parallel to the waterway (with aforementioned set-back) to enable access to water activities on the near side and aviation activities on the far side. e.g. Mustang Beach Airport, Pt Aransas, Texas, USA. It is recommended that buildings be constructed in order that the roofing ridgeline is continuous and parallel with the waterfront and that windows be facing the building front and back (nil on sides), thereby facilitating future expansion. That any expansion be planned in order that major pedestrian areas, such as café are centrally placed with respect to the width of the site and minor facilities progressively added at each end of the facility. e.g. Dillingham Airfield Hangars, Honolulu, Hawaii. It is recommended that buildings be two-storey double facing with downstairs garage doors opening to the waterfront and the airfield, and likewise balconies upstairs. Staircases be located internally to restrict unauthorised upstairs access. Common facilities, including kitchen areas, and bathrooms located centrally upstairs (to also protect from flooding) and in order to preserve an open plan layout and enable customisation to suit tenant requirements.
ARTICLE V – TRAFFIC
Traffic accessing 'Article IV - Buildings' should be via a purpose built driveway, and not placed alongside an existing road; thereby excluding thoroughfare traffic, and promoting pedestrian safety in the area. It is recommended that parking be contained within the inner-edges of the entry and exit driveways, promoting one-way traffic safety. The driveway outer-edges adjacent to the buildings and the waterfront respectively, be designated clearways and therefore remain clear of obstructions, further promoting pedestrian safety.
ARTICLE VI – TENANTS
Tenancy should be managed by Local Council who continue to control the precinct, and thereby invite leased tenancy by Sports Clubs and Community Service Organisations that provide opportunities for increased social engagement in the community. This enables Council to periodically review levels of community contribution and adjust the tenancy to provide the best sporting mix. Council ownership is important to prevent such facilities becoming gated resorts; that service exclusive niche interests.
ARTICLE VII – FOOTPRINT
Footprint for noise shall, through careful management in accordance with 'Article VI - Tenants' be progressively compressed, thereby benefiting the wider municipality as all noisy activities are co-located to the Multi-Sport precinct. e.g. Bairnsdale Aerodrome, VIC. The precinct should also be enveloped with a green belt (such as a golf course/archery park) to provide a noise buffer and aesthetic perimeter. The green belt will also contribute to carbon neutralising the operations of the precinct and further promote sporting variety, when weather events prevent maritime and aviation activities. e.g. Sunriver Airport & Golf Course, Oregon, USA.
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