In collaboration with the City of Gold Coast Council, MJA Consulting Engineers and CONVIC, the team at Sylvania Schréder designed an optimal lighting system for the world-class Pizzey Skate Park facility in Miami, QLD. Considered one of Australia’s premier skateboarding destinations, Pizzey Skate Park underwent a 3,000 square meter extension and upgrade, equalling the size of seven basketball courts.
Alongside the lighting design, we provided for the skate park specifically, we also delivered an intelligent lighting design for the car park and surrounding pedestrian pathways. Minimising light pollution while delivering a safe skating environment for the community was critical to the success of this project.
An Olympic facility built for the community
Built to Olympic standards, we successfully balanced sporting performance with the needs of local residents all while maintaining efficient energy consumption. To achieve this balance, we utilised both the FLEXIA and OMNISTAR range which provided high energy savings and efficient lighting. A durable and low-maintenance system was chosen to ensure our lighting design stood the test of time and harsh outdoor environment. Additionally, the high energy efficiency of both the Flexia and Omnistar range empowers the City of Gold Coast Council to reduce their overall carbon footprint.
Sporting facilities are a vital part of any community. Not only do they support local elite athletes training, but they also encourage a healthy and active community for both adults and children. While sporting facilities are important, light pollution is a primary concern. Creating a tailored, smart lighting design has meant there is minimal unnecessary light pollution for the surrounding community. The OMNISTAR range is equipped with dimming options and is connected-ready making it perfect for use in a communal sporting facility. Our lighting design at Pizzey Park Skate Park is citizen-friendly while maintaining sporting performance.
Balancing performance with safety
Led by Michael Davies, Business Development Manager (Queensland), and Felix Chiu, Application Engineer, the team at Sylvania Schréder delivered a successful and performance-driven lighting design. Maintaining sporting performance while delivering a safe training environment was important to support not only the Olympic training for professional athletes of the future but also for the local community.
Visited by thousands of people a week, Pizzey Park Skate Park caters to a wide range of people and capabilities. Balancing the interests of performance athletes with that of the wider community was a principal concern of the design. The OMNISTAR and FlEXIA range deliver excellent visibility, uniformity, and colour rendition for both the athletes and spectators.
A vision of lighting success
The lighting upgrade has contributed to the increased capacity to host skating competitions and support the development of local athletes. Joined by Federal Member for Moncrieff Angie Bell, Mayor Tom Tate officially opened the $5.6 million revamped skate park in February 2022 after 14 months of construction.
This upgrade is an exciting addition to our city’s busiest skate park for the locals who regularly enjoy it on their skateboards, bikes, scooters, or skates.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of everyone involved, the performance-led lighting design for Pizzey Park Skate Park is a great lighting success.