Habitat Recreation Centre / DFJ Architects

Habitat Recreation Centre / DFJ Architects

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  • Architects: DFJ Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs Photographs:  Christopher Frederick Jones
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Danpal, Blue Glass Pebble Company, Cornilleau, Grillex, Tesla
  • Lead Architects:Dominic Finlay-Jones. Fraser Williams-Martin
  • Civil & Structural Engineering:Ardill Payne & Partners
  • Landscape:Alex Petersons ‘InRock Landscaping’
  • Electrical/Hydraulic/Mechanical Engineers:MDA Consulting Engineers
  • Builder:AG Corp
  • Planning:Planners North
  • City:Byron Bay
  • Country:Australia
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Text description provided by the architects. Freed from its more utilitarian surroundings, Habitat Recreation’s floating translucent roof beckons visitors to explore under its sculptural wings.

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Provided free of charge for use by residents and tenants, it offers daily opportunities to relax, meet neighbours and build community. It features a grassed area, 25-metre lap pool, kids pool, showers, toilets, change rooms, barbecues, ping pong tables, lockable bike storage and edible gardens.

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Floor plan
Floor plan
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Toilets and change rooms are a covered outdoor area clustered around a central corridor, eliminating the need for mechanical ventilation or daytime lighting by providing ample amounts of daylight and fresh air.

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© Christopher Frederick Jones
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© Christopher Frederick Jones

Rainwater feeds the pool and amenities, while Habitat’s embodied energy network powers the hot water and lights.

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© Christopher Frederick Jones

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Project location

Address:1 Porter St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

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Cite: "Habitat Recreation Centre / DFJ Architects" 17 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933856/habitat-recreation-centre-dfj-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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