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.
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.
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.