Gunyama Park and Aquatic Centre Competition Win

ANDREW BURGES ARCHITECTS + GRIMSHAW + TAYLOR CULLITY LETHLEAN

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/green-square-pool-sydney-architect-wins-design-competition-20141103-11g5es.html

Our project design development has proceeded with three primary objectives in mind:

• To develop a concept for an Aquatic centre that would facilitate an expansion of both
the community appeal and the civic and urban programs possible within the Aquatic
Centre typology.

• To develop an urban and landscape proposal that is informed by a historical
understanding of the formation of the Green Square urban landscape from its
pre-European indigenous condition, its agricultural history and particularly its
contemporary transformation in the face of industrial obsolescence.

• To focus on the pleasurable and hedonistic potential of the swimming pool program
as a catalyst for expanding the project’s community appeal, with a particular focus on
analysing the physical and social characteristics of the very successful civic tradition
of Sydney’s coastal pools.

Out of these key objectives the conceptual basis of our design has been developed and
modified from our Stage 1 Entry in accordance with the adjacent diagrams.
Our design approach has been further substantiated with a closer analysis of the key
landscape elements of the beach and coastal pools. In the following analytical diagrams
we have attempted to articulate the language of both the formal and social elements that
constitute these successful civic structures. We have then used these diagrams to help
transform the orthodoxies of the Aquatic Centre typology by grafting these elements into
the formal and social structure of our proposed Green Square Aquatic Centre.

 

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