Green Square Aquatic Centre and Gunyama Park, Stage 1

In collaboration with Kevin Liu as TYP-TOP Architecture Office, we were shortlisted from an anonymous field of 144 local and international entries to this competition for a $42m pool and gym complex for the City of Sydney. The brief included 4 pools, gymnasium facilities and a hectare of park land and recreational space in the heart of of Sydney’s Green Square development precinct.

Our proposal envisioned the precinct linked by a running track that looped up and over the private spaces of the development, maximising the site’s potential to create public space. In Sydney’s densest urban development area, between the airport and the CBD (less than 15 minutes from each), Green Square is a community soon to be home to over 40,000 residents. Our proposal sought to elevate the functions of the centre where possible to allow an accessible, public podium to be accessed all-hours, providing opportunities for unstructured and structured activities by neighbouring residents.