Public swimming pools in Australia
Hannah Lewi

In Australia the image of sporting prowess and easy access to swimming venues — both natural and artificial — has ensured that public swimming pools became a site of modern architectural interest and design experimentation from the 1930s onwards. Ranging from prosaic, local amenities to award-winning significant complexes, public pools are fascinating and potent places of individual and community memories and experiences. Many still exist but many others have been lost or detrimentally altered in the last two decades. As a modern type they deserve further documentation and careful conservation and adaptation to suit contemporary use.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Holiday architecture, Leisure architecture, Tourism modern architecture, Australian modern architecture, Swimming pool architecture.

Issue 60
Year 2019
Pages 8-15

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