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ANDREW BURGES + GRIMSHAW

ANDREW BURGES + GRIMSHAW

New Parramatta Pool Competition, 2018, 1:500

This competition model for the new Parramatta Aquatic Leisure Centre was part of a winning competition entry by Andrew Burges, Grimshaw and McGregor Coxall. The challenge of the model was conveying the above ground, below ground and interior experience of a multi-programmed facility. The team decided to use solid timber to create a model that appears to be fully integrated in the surrounding context. By carving out the timber site and milling additions, the team was able to create an interactive experience for the jury. Removing layers of seemingly solid wood to reveal the magic of the spaces within.