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Andrew Burges Architects Wins Competition for Park and Aquatic Centre in Sydney's Green Square

Andrew Burges Architects Wins Competition for Park and Aquatic Centre in Sydney's Green Square

The City of Sydney has selected the team of Andrew Burges Architects working with Grimshaw and TCL, as the winners of a competition to design a new park and aquatic centre in Green Square, around 4 kilometres to the South of central Sydney. One of the city's six "Major Development Zones," the park and aquatic centre is part of a larger development in the centre of Green Square, with an adjacent site slated for a new public square and library.

© Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au© Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au© Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au© Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au+ 5

The design by Andrew Burges, Grimshaw and TCL is inspired by "the primacy and hedonistic experience" of swimming in Sydney's beach pools, with a low-slung concrete building flanking an outdoor pool defined by flowing, organic lines. Beside this, a multipurpose playing field, outdoor gymnasium, skateramp and children's playground complete the ensemble.

© Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
© Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

In addition to the required elements of the brief, the design also features a reconstruction of a slice of the Gunyama wetlands, that existed on the site before European settlement and helped to inspire the park's organic design.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Andrew Burges Architects Wins Competition for Park and Aquatic Centre in Sydney's Green Square" 20 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/569310/andrew-burges-architects-wins-competition-for-park-and-aquatic-centre-in-sydney-s-green-square> ISSN 0719-8884

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