URANA LEISURE CENTRE

Wiradjuri Country

Public Architecture

Completed 2021

This brand-new landmark community facility houses a gym, meeting room, catering kitchen, amenities and an event /function room for up to 100 people.

 

Regional Design Service were first approached by the Urana Aquatic Centre Committee to help them scope a new community centre for their town in 2017.

 

Unique in design, the building features three hipped roof forms that grow in height toward the lake’s edge - almost like a hipped roof mini ‘Sydney Opera House’ in rural New South Wales.

 

Our inspiration for the roof came from expansive farmhouses seen from a distance on rural roads throughout the Urana region and largely designed by notable Corowa Architect A.C. Macknight.

 

Within the building are three large community spaces that each have their own unique vaulted ceilings. The function room features a cylindrical void that meets the vaulted roof over and panoramic views to the lake and landscape.

 

Our professional involvement directly with the community ensured that we could bring them on the journey of delivering a large public asset, which is something we are passionate about.