Urana Aquatic Leisure Centre

Urana Aquatic Leisure Centre

Bpangerang Country

Public Architecture



AIA NSW Country Division Awards 2021 - Vision Award
AIA NSW Country Division Awards 2021 - Public Architecture Commendation

Championed by a committee of passionate community members, this hybrid community facility for a rural town of 350 residents delivers their vision to create a signature building to encourage better engagement of the lake, while delivering spaces to improve community participation and mental and physical wellbeing.

Unique in design, the project encompasses three pavillions with hipped roof forms that grow in height toward the lake’s edge. Set within is a 100 person function space, commercial kitchen, community gym, multi-purpose meeting room and amenities. Each room is planned with sightlines in three orientations ensuring users have multiple views to the lake and landscape beyond.
Our inspiration derived from the local work of historic Architect AC Macknight and built on the quintessential legacy of Australian Farmhouses with their large rooflines appearing on the sunbaked horizon.


We acknowledge the Bpangerang, Wiradjuri, Jaitmatang, Yorta Yorta and Waveroo people on whose country we work and create. ​We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians throughout Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands where our projects are placed. We recognise their ongoing connection to Country, land and waters that were never ceded and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Our Reconciliation Action Plan was developed with Reconciliation Australia and guides us on our reconciliation journey and that of our clients, collaborators and community. 

©2022 Regional Design Service

Australian Institute of Architects Member
Nominated Registered Architect — Phillip Nielsen

NSW Reg No.10322 / VIC Reg No.19672