Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre was the host venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ swimming and diving competitions.
This multi-award-winning $40 million development features elite swim, dive and water polo facilities, gym, learn to swim and recreation pools.
The design concept amplifies the visual relationship with the Parklands and Broadwater and enhances the centre’s role as a community pool post-Games.
Colonnades frame, connect and accentuate certain vistas. The use of concrete and hardwood, employed for their raw patina, accentuate the spatial experience.
The site, long associated with public bathing, is near the enclosed baths of the original Southport Pier, built in the late 19th century and buried by land reclamation in the 1960s.
Southport Olympic Pool was built in the mid-1960s, upgraded in 1998 for training ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and renamed.
It won the Australian Institute of Architects State Award for Public Architecture 2015, Gold Coast Regional Architecture Award 2015 and State Parks and Leisure Awards.