A joyous little folly dedicated to the game and all its absurdity.
The P.W.C.C exterior is distinctive – a chiselled roof, rigorous battening and weatherboards all hark back to the heroic kiwi sports pavilions of the past.
We designed the game-day flags to celebrate the dynamism of match day… and its inevitable weather dependence.
Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Gold Award in the Colour Spatial Category
NZIA National New Zealand Architecture Award Winner – Small Project Architecture
NZIA Auckland Architecture Award Winner – Small Project Architecture
The Point Wells Cricket Club doesn’t like cricket. No, no, it loves It! P.W.C.C is not big, but it’s giving its all, puffing out its chest, standing tall and patiently waiting to host the Boxing Day test. It’s a red peacock with an explosion of flags.
The original brief for this shed (abandoned due to rain and lack of ambition) was replaced by a joyous little folly dedicated to the game and all its absurdity. The outside of the P.W.C.C is distinctive – the chiselled roof, rigorous battening and weatherboards all hark back to the heroic kiwi sports pavilions of the past. It has a deeply set viewing veranda with built-in seating – a shady spot to watch proceedings for local kids and social teams who play for the love of the game. We even designed the game day flags to celebrate the dynamism of match day and its inevitable weather dependence.
The inside of the clubhouse is lofty and is painted a regal blue to contrast with the red exterior. Red sashes and dado rail make the windows pop. A timber ladder takes you to a sleeping loft for visiting umpires. The height of the clubhouse gives generosity to a diminutive plan.
P.W.C.C is designed to cater for the long format of the game, with multiple refreshment breaks and long lunches in the sun; the clubhouse has a kitchenette that boasts a beer fridge, gas hob, dishwasher and tea-making facilities. Changing and showering facilities are also provided behind the kitchen.
To finish it all off, we designed the coat of arms and the club’s motto, Nam amor ludere ludum – Latin for, “The love of the game”. Sweet as.