BULLY OFF IN THE BOWL.Enclosed by a bonnet-like roof, Sydney's hockey arena is compact yet dignified.
Australians excel at Verb 1. excel at - be good at; "She shines at math"
excel, surpass, stand out - distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math" hockey (the women's team won gold at the last Olympics; the men's bronze) and national expectations of these Games are justifiably high. The new State Hockey Centre State Hockey Centre is a multi-use stadium in Sydney, Australia. It is currently used mostly for field hockey matches and hosted matches for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The stadium currently holds 8,000 people and was built in 1998. forms part of the Homebush complex and can accommodate 5000 spectators rising to 15 000 for the duration of the Olympics. It will also host the soccer tournament. Conceived as a vast flat elliptical el·lip·tic or el·lip·ti·cal
1. Of, relating to, or having the shape of an ellipse.
2. Containing or characterized by ellipsis.
a. terrace with a pitch recessed into it like a bowl, the centre is an open-air arena with a covered grandstand along its west side. The flat terrace simplifies the assembly of temporary seating and assists with crowd management. Player, administration and spectator facilities are arranged on three levels underneath the grandstand, with changing areas on the lowest storey at pitch level. Curved at the corners and sides, the seating lining the sides of the bowl has been carefully contrived for optimum sightlines. A corridor for media and officials is placed between the seating terraces and the boundary wall of the pitch.
Poised discreetly above the basin of the arena, the red brick grandstand is crowned by an elegant, bonnet-like roof. Contrasting material and formal responses inform the two parts of the building. The banded masonry structure forms a robust base for the hovering lightweight steel roof plane held tautly above the tiers of seating below. Suspended by a network of tensile wires from a central mast, this inverted inverted
reverse in position, direction or order.
inverted L block
a pattern of local filtration anesthesia commonly used in laparotomy in the ox. catenary roof consists of five planes moored to two smaller secondary masts at each end. The thin roof appears to float lightly and elegantly in space, shielding the spectators from the sun's intense glare. On the east entrance side, a shimmering shim·mer
intr.v. shim·mered, shim·mer·ing, shim·mers
1. To shine with a subdued flickering light. See Synonyms at flash.
2. horizontal veil of expanded metal softens and diffuses the mass of the building.
Light towers like giant desk lamps are placed at each corner of the stadium, angled to minimize peripheral light spill over the vivid green synthetic pitch. The towers are skewed skewed
curve of a usually unimodal distribution with one tail drawn out more than the other and the median will lie above or below the mean.
skewed Epidemiology adjective Referring to an asymmetrical distribution of a population or of data both in plan and elevation, taking them out of the sightlines of the temporary Games seating. While it might appear modest in scale, the Hockey Centre is one of the first of the new Olympic buildings to be revealed from the passing freeway en route to the Homebush site, providing an intriguing foretaste fore·taste
1. An advance token or warning.
2. A slight taste or sample in anticipation of something to come.
tr.v. of larger and more dramatic architectural events to come.
Anther anther, pollen-bearing structure of the stamen of a flower, usually borne on a slender stalk called the filament. Each anther generally consists of two pollen sacs, which open when the pollen is mature. Mortlock Woolley, Sydney
Ken Woolley, Dale Swan, Robin Yeap
Mechanical & electrical engineer
1, 2, Paul Raftery; 3, Patrick Bingham-Hall