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Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre

Reimaging aquatics for a flourishing community

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The heart of the Hills Shire Council area since 1967, Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre is being reimagined to become a modern and welcoming space of sport and recreation for the community.

As the only aquatic centre in the Hills Shire, this centre fills a gap in provision of Aquatic Centres in that particular area of Sydney. Working alongside Donovan Payne to deliver this facility, the new site will provide secure 24hr access to a 900sqm gym fitted with the latest equipment, fitness programs will be offered in the multipurpose rooms. Outdoor pools will facilitate school carnival events, lap swimming and programs and the indoor pools will provide all weather learn to swim and programs. Other facilities include a commercial cafe, two community rooms and a club house.

In keeping with the history of the site, the new centre has taken into consideration the significance of the existing memorial, creating a green, expansive landscape around the memorial which aligns with the Shire's slogan "Sydney's Garden Shire" but also creates a peaceful space for the community to gather. Additional landscaping throughout the site will allow for outdoor play, utilising all spaces within the facility to promote a space of adventure and recreation.

Waves is due to be an aquatic centre that boats more than just pools for lane swimming. It will become facility for all capacities and cultures offering leisure, fitness and most importantly, the essential ability to swim. As we continue to urbanise our living environments, it will become part of our key community infrastructure for many years to come.

Architecture, Landscape ArchitectureDiscipline
CommunitySector
Baulkham Hills, NSWLocation
CompleteStatus
The Hills Shire CouncilClient
ADCO Constructions, Birzulis Associates, Turner and Townsend, Donovan Payne ArchitectsCollaborators
$50mBudget
Discipline
Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Sector
Community
Location
Baulkham Hills, NSW
Status
Complete
Client
The Hills Shire Council
Collaborators
ADCO Constructions, Birzulis Associates, Turner and Townsend, Donovan Payne Architects
Budget
$50m
Andrew Tripet
Principal, Sector Lead - Community
Andrew Leuchars
Director, Principal - Landscape Architecture
Derek Mah
Associate, Community
Andrew Tripet
Principal, Sector Lead - Community
Andrew Leuchars
Director, Principal - Landscape Architecture
Derek Mah
Associate, Community

We are here to help you develop the recreation strategy for your community

Derek Mah

“Architecture is making buildings for people that are functionally beautiful and beautifully functional.”