SCOOP THE POOL

bold park car park.JPGWhile the Liberal clique of Manly Council have destroyed forever the beautiful, sensible and economically viable design of their forefathers with the Manly Boy Charlton horror – which looks like a new terminal at Sydney airport, I have been astonishingly impressed by Cambridge Council in WA and what they have done to a similar facility – Bold Park Pool.  The design is a magnificent example of keeping the natural beauty while adding a human exercise facility. Hats off to all involved. The shade shelter is clever but simple, the aesthetic is perfect with a tree in pool forecourt and timber exteriors. The open sides give the new indoor pools a dappled feel like a billabong. The foyer is spacious and doubles as a café and pool shop, the vertical garden feature wall brings the outside feel inside. And of course there is ample car-parking directly out front of the pool. Why couldn’t Manly Council simply have extended the carpark, added another 50 metre pool and done a similar covered pool complex for the littlies classes? Who needs a gym? And the only reason we’d need a wellness centre is to recover from the shock and horror of the building that contains a wellness centre and the trauma of reaching there without being maimed or killed on a busy road.

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