Sydney University’s New Home of Rowing
The Thyne Reid Boatshed, was opened in May nestled along the banks of Burns Bay in Sydney’s North. This state of the art Boat Shed has brought a new sense of identity to the club and has reinvigorated rowing at the University of Sydney by providing a new, fresh and dynamic architectural identity.
In the eleven years since the original boat shed in the same location was burned down, the club has not had a central and united place to call their own. Finally, the boat shed has returned to its home where rowers have launched out from for over 42 years. Back on Linley Point with an immaculate view across the harbour, Sydney University Sports Foundation (SUDF) has a new jewel in their crown of high-tech sporting facilities.
Tucked along the Lane Cover River the new boat shed is a new meeting place for the rowing community. Primarily reserved for elite athletes and high achieving sportsmen and women the term ‘boat shed’ is not entirely emblematic of the high performance facility. A community that has fostered the growth and nurtured young rowers who have become world champions and even Olympians. As recently as 2012 SUBC has had ten rowers competing in the London Olympics. With a brand new facility and an electric atmosphere buzzing with excitement and promise, the new Thyne Reid Boat Shed will become an exemplar establishment for nurturing the next generation of Olympians.
Collaborating with ADCO Constructions Pty Limited, NBRSARCHITECTURE was commissioned to complete the design documentation and construction services for a new Boatshed for Sydney University Sports Foundation (SUSF) at Linley Point Reserve, Lane Cove, NSW.
Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects commissioned as Design Architect. NBRSARCHITECTURE commissioned as Detail Design and Construction Delivery Architect.