State Basketball Center Hallway Agrob Buchtal Porcelain Tiles
State Basketball Center Pools Agrob Buchtal Porcelain Tiles
State Basketball Center Hallway Agrob Buchtal Porcelain Tiles
State Basketball Center Pools Agrob Buchtal Porcelain Tiles
State Basketball Center Hallway Agrob Buchtal Porcelain Tiles
State Basketball Center Pool Agrob Buchtal Porcelain Tiles
State Basketball Center Hallway Agrob Buchtal Porcelain Tiles

State Basketball Center

Sporting Facility

The State Basketball Centre is the premier basketball venue in Victoria which has hosted international level basketball and volleyball events, as well as major gymnastics and martial arts competitions. The redevelopment has created one of Australia’s leading basketball facilities that will support the continued growth of basketball and gymnastics at local and elite levels. The redevelopment includes:

  • 12 new indoor community courts for local basketball competitions providing a total of 18 courts
  • Comprehensive training facilities for high-performance basketball including WNBL and NBL teams
  • New gymnastics facilities
  • New administration facilities to support sports organisations and clubs
  • An outdoor town square space and new café

Prior to the completion of the redevelopment, the State Basketball Centre welcomed almost 800,000 visitors annually. With the redevelopment now complete, it is expected that visitation will increase to more than 2 million people a year.

KLAY Tiles was able to supply Agrob Buchtal Basis Pro porcelain tiles for the Town Square and its “internal street”, change rooms and all wet area floors and walls. The selections made by project architectural firm Cox Architects, perfectly enable the delivery of both the functional and aesthetic requirements of these spaces.

Agrob Buchtal stands for high quality ceramic tiles. Having worked with clay since 1755, Agrob Buchtal has a comprehensive understanding of their materials and the production of highest quality stoneware, porcelain stoneware and earthenware. The longevity of a brand such as Agrob Buchtal reflects the quality and reliability of its products. With its long manufacturing history, Agrob Buchtal will still be in business and able to supply materials for subsequent extensions and renovations to this, and any other community infrastructure projects.

All Basis Pro tiles sourced from Agrob Buchtal come with a Protecta finish, ensuring optimal hygiene conditions. The Protecta surface upgrade creates a sealed surface, eliminating the possibility for germs to thrive. These unglazed vitrified tiles are inherently durable and resistant. With Protecta surface enhancement, their ability to resist stains and dirt is significantly improved. During the firing process, a ceramic coating is applied in the factory, bonding to the tile and sealing the natural “micropores” typical of unglazed ceramics. This prevents the penetration of substances that cause stains, making it much easier to clean and maintain over time.

Protecta technology is fired directly into the tile, making it entirely suitable for high-traffic areas such as the State Basketball Centre.

Architect Cox Architecture
Product
 

Basis pro – Concrete Grey

Basis Pro – Basalt

Project Type Sports Center
Product Type Porcelain Tiles

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