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NCC SWIM CENTRE

February 23, 2018

Nambour has a new aquatic education centre that is teaching kids to swim. Its a dual purpose facility that also couples as a community pool. But what is truly wonderful is the folded yellow screen element to the street facade, creating a mixture of transparency and privacy, solar protection for internal seating areas whilst also creating a dynamic and varying texturally during various parts of the day as light angles change and interact.

 

Architecture by : Conwell Architects

Photography : Scott Burrows Photographer

 NCC Early Swim facility in context with the adjacent Nambour early Learning

 

One small entry opening is all that interrupts the continuous yellow facade

 

The playfulness of the yellow screen attracts kids from all around

 

Folded panelling creates light and shade areas along its length adding to the dynamic nature of the facade

 

Screen perforations to allow a certain degree of transparency but also passive solar protection from the western sun and internal surveillance

 

Subtle dusk lighting helps to reinforce the folded screen

 

A transparent roof structure allow for natural lighting and the butterfly roof element encourages natural ventilation throughout the space from east to west. Laned off areas of the pool provides for multiple age groups to conduct lessons.

 

Simple use of colour to reinforce an aquatic environment

 

 

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