The new 2018 Commonwealth Games swimming pool have been receiving a lot of publicity internationally. The March issue of SB International magazine, the world’s foremost specialist magazine for sports architecture focuses on swimming pools in their manifold forms and features the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
The aquatic centre comprises 6 pools: a 50 metre competition pool, a 25 metre diving pool, a 25m program pool, a 25m training pool and two learn to swim and children’s play pools.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games swimming pool
It has been created through the recycling and expansion of the old Southport pool and is located in Broadwater Parklands , a highly popular recreational resource on the Gold Coast. Existing concrete elements which were critical to the original character are retained, and a minimal palette of concrete and hardwood is employed to reinforce the character…