Steel makes a splash!
Opened in December 1995, the new Hurstville Aquatics and Leisure Centre provides a vital service to the southern suburbs of Sydney. Facilities include a 25m eight-lane main pool, a 30m-wide wading pool, gym and creche, as well as changing and shower facilities.
Architecturally, the building’s form was driven by the design philosophy of ‘Fun, Fitness & Relaxation’ and the Hurstville City Council required all three aspects to be catered for in the design. Curved ceilings and smaller, more slender members were used to promote ‘openness and fineness’, developing the use of tubular ‘butterfly’ trusses as the main roof elements across the two pools.
Article published on Thursday, 01 January 2015