Three New Pools - Brisbane City Council

Project Team
Architect: BCC City Projects Office
Engineer: Aurecon
Sustainability Consultant: BCC City Projects Office

Beam 17

The Three New Pools project marked the delivery of the first new public pools to be built in Brisbane in over 18 years. Three new Brisbane City Council (BCC) Aquatic Centres were built in the Brisbane suburbs of Runcorn, Upper Mount Gravatt and Colmslie.

A major component of the design brief was to embody a comprehensive range of environmentally sustainable design elements and materials, focussing on ease of maintenance and durability. Deep section Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) beams and columns were specified - providing an efficient and low maintenance structural system.

Timber is ideal for corrosive environments such as indoor swimming facilities where chlorine vapours can attack unprotected steel structures.

Awards and Recognition:
- Australian Institute of Project Management: National Winner, Sustainable Projects
- Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management: Asia Pacific Winner, Achievement Award

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