Ashfield Aquatic Centre | Brewster Hjorth Architects

Ashfield Aquatic Centre | Brewster Hjorth Architects | Photographer: Shaw Photography

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Ashfield Aquatic Centre | Brewster Hjorth Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Public Architecture
Builder
FDC Construction
Photographer
Shaw Photography
Project summary

The new Ashfield Aquatic Centre replaces the much loved Ashfield Pool to become one of the most important Community Recreation facilities serving Sydney’s Inner West. The Centre includes 6 waterbodies, grandstands, cafe, community areas, creche, and a fitness centre. It has been designed as a community recreation centre for all ages and demographics.

The new centre retains two older pools which are located under the striking curved roof of the pool hall. The facility includes an adjustable depth program pool that can be raised from waterpolo depth to a shallow learn-to-swim pool in minutes.

The centre provides much improved facilities which are focussed on their community use for recreational swimming, schools, toddlers, learn to swim, well as the flexible programmable pool for aquatic sports. The building gives a strong presence to the street where it creates an important meeting point which is well connected to parking and transport.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

The AAC helps deliver healthy lifestyles in the Inner West. It features Aquatics and Health and Fitness services providing programs and opportunities for ages 0 years to older adults. The multi-use elements including movable pool floor, indoor/outdoor aquatics space and multi fitness studios allow for flexible programming.

The facility is exceeding projected visitation and will achieve 750k visits next year placing it in the top tier of like facilities in Australia. The strong community uptake and the resultant benefit is made possible by the successful design which meets current and future demand for the next 50 years

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