Five Sydney architecture firms have been selected as finalists in our competition to find the best design for Sydney's newest aquatic centre and park. The design competition for the new Green Square Aquatic Centre and neighbouring Gunyama Park received 144 local and international submissions.
An independent jury of distinguished architecture, design and planning experts chose the finalists without knowing who was behind each design.
I'm pleased to see that local architects have been chosen as finalists. This speaks volumes about the creativity and talent of the design community in our city.
You can see the details of the five finalists' designs on the Green Square Design Competition Website.
All the submissions, including 33 from overseas architects, were exhibited at Green Square and online with all comments passed on to the jury for its consideration.
Over the next 10 weeks finalists will prepare more detailed designs and carry out cost assessments. The jury will recommend a winner to Council, who will make the final choice. The same process was used to choose the design for Green Square's new library and plaza.
Over the past ten years City of Sydney projects have won more than 40 national and international design awards
Bringing together innovative designs, expert assessment and careful financial management allows us to create excellent community facilities, and I have no doubt the Green Square Aquatic Centre will be another award-winning effort.