Located on a steeply sloping site along Ivanhoe’s iconic Boulevard, Ivanhoe Grammar School’s Sports & Aquatic Centre is a world-class sporting and education facility within a sensitive residential and landscape context.
The 6-level Sports & Aquatic Centre features four multipurpose basketball/netball courts, change facilities, a weights room, aerobics and yoga studios, classrooms, staff offices, a kiosk and a variable-depth 50m pool with spectacular views across The Boulevard and Yarra River.
Nestled 25m below natural ground level has provided significant thermal mass benefits, with stable below-ground temperatures drastically reducing the air conditioning load across the entire building. In addition, rainwater harvesting, 95kW of solar panels atop the pool roof, and multiple inclusive and wellbeing focussed design initiatives have resulted in an outstanding future-proofed facility supporting student learning, health, wellbeing and sporting achievement.
Erin Wang, Graduate of Architecture
Holly Loft, Interior Designer
John McIldowie, Design Architect
Ronan Reid, Project Architect
Stefanie Greiner, Project Architect
Steve McIldowie, Design Architect
Tony Di Lorenzo, Project Architect
du Chateau Chun, Access Consultant
Hydrautech Designs, Pool Engineer
Inhabit, Facade Engineer
Marshall Day, Acoustic Consultant
NJM, Services Consultant and Services Engineer
Ratio, Planning Consultant
Rob Galbraith, Arborist
Stantec, Structural Engineer and Director
Tekcon Group, Building Surveyor
Urban Initiatives, Landscape Consultant