A competition entry for Green Square, Sydney, in collaboration with Olivia Hyde.
The proposal was an urban response aimed at providing the maximum amount of un-programmed open space - a particular terrain notably lacking in the re-development of Green Square.
Briefed areas - including pools, gym and community facilites - are stacked vertically forming an edge to the park along with a public building of civic stature.
The ground floor is kept as accessible as possible with entries, cafe, multi-purpose rooms and generous canopies providing generous covered outdoor areas.
The stacked functions condense the activity. A series of ramps, extending through the height of the building, provide in-between links and appreciate the intensity of activity as a spatial condition. Pools, raised high above ground level, are adjacent to the canopies of trees. The 50m rooftop pool looks across the city skyline.
The design direction followed early discussions with our friends Felicia Huang and Thomas Cole. Structural engineering input was provided by Professor Max Irvine.
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