MARYBOROUGH AQUATIC CENTRE
Originally built in the 1950s as part of the construction of war memorial pools throughout the country, the Maryborough Aquatic Centre was in need of redevelopment and expansion. Based on our experience with aquatic centres and the local government, Guymer Bailey Architects was selected to design the redevelopment of the administration building and change facilities, and the all new hydrotherapy/learn-to-swim pool and waterpark.
To update this important landmark we designed a fresh, modern street frontage that features a multi-coloured ceramic-tile mural and transparent printed façade panels that display a map of the Maryborough Aquatic Centre and wider community. We also replaced the existing 50-metre pool and refurbished the heated 25-metre pool. The facilities were planned around a single controlled point of entry with direct line-of-sight surveillance of the main pools and activity areas, with the street frontage designed to entice visitors, showcasing the fun attractions in the new waterpark.
Technological enhancements have reduced energy use and saved water, minimising running costs and maintenance for the Council. This and the improved managerial efficiencies have significantly improved the financial viability of the facility.