sb 6/2023 (english)

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Location Batemans Bay, Australia Client / operator Aligned Leisure, Punt Road Oval Architects NBRS Donovan Payne Architects Author Andrew Tripet Photos Alexander Mayes Photography Official opening July 2022 Construction costs AUD 61 million (EUR 36.8 million) 28



Bay Pavilions Arts + Aquatic is a unique community facility located in Batemans Bay on the picturesque south coast of New South Wales. The project takes an innovative approach towards creating a community hub that holistically caters to a small regional community’s needs. NBRS in collaboration with Donovan Payne Architects carefully designed the facil­ ities to provide flexibility and suit a diverse and wide range of users and activities in an economically sustainable operational model. As a significant new community facility, it was im­ portant that the building would have a story to tell about the special place that it is located in, and form connections to the rich culture and his­ tory of its people. The organic architectural forms have been inspired by the connection and inter­ dependence that the community identify with in

their relationship to the ocean and Bhundoo (The Clyde River). The undulations of the foyer awn­ ing convey the movement and rippling of water while layered facade treatments create dynamic rhythms of light and shadow that change with the passage of time and as you move around the building. sb 6/2023

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