Urana Aquatic Leisure Centre
AIA NSW Country Division Awards 2021 - Vision Award
AIA NSW Country Division Awards 2021 - Public Architecture Commendation
Championed by a committee of passionate locals, 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.