Katsumata Center by James Deans& Associates Architects

Australian practice James Deans & Associates Architects have designed the ‘Katsumata Center’, a multipurpose building serves as a sports facility and performing arts theater without compromising functionality and with the ability to adapt to varying future uses, as a forming part of the Kardinia International College in Geelong, Australia.

A mechanized solar-powered control system allows users to transform the gym area to a 1200-seat auditorium in less than 15 minutes, supported by extra classrooms, changing rooms, offices and more.

The large project incorporates a combination of sustainable strategies to minimize its carbon footprint, including censor controlled lighting, water collection and storage and insulated composite exterior linings.

The building is also a tribute to the founder of the school Mr. Yoshimaro Katsumata.

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