The Perth Arena indoor sports and entertainment centre opened in November 2012 on the northern fringe of the Perth CBD.
Design of the arena was a joint venture between ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol, who based the striking form on the Eternity puzzle, with references to one of Perth's oldest buildings: the twelve-sided Roundhouse in Fremantle.
Featuring state of the art acoustics, a retractable roof that opens and shuts in 14 minutes, the impressive stadium is designed for both large crowds and intimate performances. The new home of the Hopman Cup will cater for up to 15,500 spectators. Performances can be held on centre stage or end stage, and events such as motocross, ice skating or equestrian shows can be held in the round.
The arena's cloak of Yves Klein Blue is carried through to aspects of the interior, where it is complemented by timber-panelled concourse areas and other surprise pockets of colour. The Polar by Tacchini and Nube by Stua allowed for use of bold, graphic colour and materials