Pontiac Silverdome finally demolished after failed first attempt

They don’t make them like they used to. It took two attempts for the Pontiac Silverdome, the former home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions, to bite the dust. Still standing after the first implosion, it was finally demolished by a second blast to the upper section of the stadium, which has stood in Michigan since 1975

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Watch the Qudos Bank Arena transform for supercross

The team at the Qudos Bank Arena – widely known as the Sydney Super Dome – transforms the indoor arena into a supercross track ahead of the Aus-X Open. The venue, which was built as part of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games project, is the largest permanent indoor sports arena in Australia.

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With this in mind, should designers of new stadia, or project managers of renovations, be looking at both on-field and off-field lighting as part of a single solution?

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Based in Melbourne, candidates must be prepared to travel and/or work internationally for several weeks at a time

Cox Architecture is Australia’s most successful sports architectural practice with a growing presence throughout the Asia and the world.

Our International Sports Team is currently looking for talented Sports Architects with a strong background in sporting and stadia design. While the opportunities are based in our Melbourne office, candidates must be prepared to travel and/or work internationally for several weeks at a time.


• Demonstrated experience on major sporting projects is essential
• Minimum 5 years experience
• Must have a passion to deliver outstanding design outcomes
• Must be able to work both autonomously and in a tight team on large projects within often demanding project programs
• An understanding of dynamic architectural form
• Exceptional, forward-thinking design solutions must be reflected in your portfolio
• Rhino, Grasshopper and Revit skills are a prerequisite

Our practice is focused on high quality, progressive architecture and design. We encourage and support our staff in continually developing their skillset through learning, and value enthusiasm, dedication, good communication and flexibility.

To apply for this position, please forward a covering letter indicating your interest in and suitability for the role, your CV and exemplar of your portfolio to by Friday October 21st 2017. Ability to work in Australia is preferable.

Applications for this position will be reviewed with interviews commencing in late October. All candidates will be notified of their progress throughout the recruitment process.

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