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Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre, Sydney, Australia

Friday 21 Nov 2014
 

New park planned for vertical villagers

 
Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre by Andrew Burges Architects in Sydney, Australia
 
 
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Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw and T.C.L. wins Sydney park competition 

A team of Andrew Burges Architects with Grimshaw and T.C.L. has been announced as the winner of an open design competition to create a leisure and fitness development in the Green Square district of Sydney. Advertised by WAN’s Business Information Service in March 2014, the competition looked to establish a multipurpose development where local residents could ‘meet and gather, play and exercise’.

The winning proposal includes: a 50m heated outdoor pool for lap swimming and play; a 25m program pool for swimming lessons; an indoor leisure pool with toys and water features for children; a hydrotherapy pool; a crèche with indoor and outdoor areas; a synthetic multipurpose sports playing field; a gym with outdoor training circuit; an outdoor playground and boardwalk; and plants and landscaping inspired by local heritage. 

Going above and beyond the brief, the winning design also introduced an additional water element in the form of a wetland flora and fauna habitat. This landscape linkage incorporates banksia scrub, paperbark, coastal tea-tree, gymea lily and native broom, which in turn encourages wildlife such as water hens, ducks, spoonbills, and green and golden bell frogs.

The Green Square development is transforming a 278 hectare area of Sydney into a residential community for 48,000 people. There are also plans for offices for 22,000 people. The majority of Green Square residents will be living in high rise buildings - referred to as ‘vertical villages’ by the City of Sydney - and the Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatics Centre will be their primary location for open-air social interaction and sporting activities.  

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Andrew Burges Architects
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