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Waiting for the Swimming Pool

Architectural Concept

Joynton Avenue Arts Centre

2019

In a paradoxical age of hyper-connectivity and isolation, Waiting for the Swimming Pool is a placemaking proposal that highlights the importance of designing communal spaces. The project aims to bring life and activity to the newly developed Green Square precinct whilst the Gunyama Park Aquatic & Recreation Centre is being built.

 

The sauna aims to combat rising levels of anxiety and loneliness in urban environments. It advocates for the prioritisation of better public spaces in Sydney that are affordable, inclusive and contribute to residents' quality of life. 

The concept was a collaboration with 107 Projects and the Joynton Ave Creative Centre, a newly completed adaptive reuse project by Peter Stutchbury. The concept incorporated a public program of arts and wellness activities in collaboration with City People, with the aim of eventually finding a permanent, or semi-permanent space within the community.  

Shortlisted for the My Community Project grant scheme through the NSW government.