Blackwater Aquatic Centre, Central Queensland

This large commercial project was designed by LiquidBlu Architects, and won overall builders Hutchinson the 2017 Master Builders Project of the Year Award for the Central Queensland region.

Our rammed earth walls form the exterior of the Aquatic Centre, helping create the "oasis" the architects were trying to create in this semi arid outback region.  The rammed earth walls "were especially designed to control the temperature of the facility's buildings" (Hutchinson's Kevin Whittaker). They also create a protective barrier from the wind, and provide a gentler climate for plants to grow in the courtyard created within.

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Hutchinson Builders/Central Queensland Council