Introducing Glenn Scott: HASSELL Principal
Design for sport and entertainment precincts isn't just about the venues, it’s about the whole experience – and how people interact with the surrounding spaces as much as the main event itself, says HASSELL Principal Glenn Scott.
"One of the key priorities with venue design is identifying broader commercial opportunities, diversification of revenue streams, and creating community connections that extend the life of a place beyond its traditional uses," Glenn says.
Glenn – who works out of our Sydney studio – is an internationally recognised specialist in large-scale, public assembly design and planning, with a focus on sport and entertainment venues.
Prior to joining HASSELL in 2010, he worked on many high-profile sports projects around the world including:
_IOC award-winning Beijing 2008 Olympic Tennis Centre
_AIA award-winning Redfern Park and Oval in Sydney
_Venice Football Stadium in Italy
_AIA award-winning Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
_Master planning of the Giza Pyramids, UNESCO World Heritage site in Egypt
_Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney
_UNSW Sports Park (David Philips Field)
As Principal-in-Charge of the Transformation of Darling Harbour in Sydney, Glenn is leading the redevelopment of convention, exhibition, and entertainment facilities. Together, these projects represent the most exciting renewal in the history of this major waterfront precinct.
"We wanted to strike a balance between providing a range of activities aimed at international and national visitors – as well as incorporating the needs of the local community, to ensure Darling Harbour remains a vibrant and continually active precinct," he points out.
Glenn and his team had a similar focus on the Pirtek Stadium master plan project in western Sydney. The plan provided a strategic guide for the stadium's development and establishes a vision for a destination that engages the community through its mix of cultural and sporting activities that embraced its unique heritage landscape. The team has pursued the same attitude for the new Perth Stadium which incorporates extensive public landscape areas and facilities around the venue, new public transport, indigenous heritage, and the venue itself embracing its unique location with views of the city across the Swan River.
"Just like the hospitality and tourism industries, sporting and entertainment venues and precincts need to think about how they are going to cater to families and community groups, to ensure their future sustainability," Glenn explains.
Glenn has also played a key role in multiple Olympic Games projects, including the master plan for Istanbul’s 2020 Olympic bid. With a focus on the city's rich culture and history, the master plan aimed to create a dynamic and exciting backdrop for the Games while also establishing a vision for the city's sustainable growth in the future.
“With the global trend leaning towards a decrease in stadium sizes based on more focused business plans, venues must think about the needs and demands of the future and respond in an informed way to their local context - one size definitely does not fit all. While it will always be the most important aspect of a venue it's just about the singular main event – it's about the whole fan experience of the venue, how families are catered for, and how the precinct engages the wider community, that will ensure their success and sustainability," he adds.
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