Queensland Academy of Sport
The project vision was to design an energy efficient and cost-effective rehabilitation and recovery center for professional athletes. The centre was built to complement the existing sports science precinct and uses sustainable principles throughout the building design to provide ongoing cost efficiencies.
Primarily used by elite athletes the centre has been designed to provide wet and dry therapy, cross training and remedial therapies. The building has a distinctive design visually split into individual sections via a large concrete blade wall which adds to the buildings visual appeal. The main pool hall incorporates an articulated steel frame exo-skeleton with underslung translucent poly carbonate shell which is designed to minimize condensation and provide evenly distributed natural day light. PDT incorporated sustainable principles throughout the building design which in turn continue to provide an ongoing reduction in operational costs throughout the life of the building. Water and energy use for the centre is approximately 55% below the surveyed results averaged across Australian Council pools in 2007.