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Swimming Pool and Soccer Field Upgrade
Clermont, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Anand RAMPERSAD: Project Architect

Type:Sports Centre
2011SAIA KZN Award for Architecture


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29°47'54.09" S 30°53'50.43" E Alt: 308m

Award for Architecture Citation

This is the first public swimming pool in the former township and includes a recreational paddling pool, concomitant change rooms, administrative and technical spaces. As the pool is on a site occupied by a soccer field, the change in natural topography is used to provide back-to-back accommodation for each sport.

The jury applauded the design concept of the pool as a public recreation space on top of the hill offering views over Clermont, the functional integration of shared facilities and the generosity of space surrounding the pools.

Commendation Citation

The extension of the soccer field's ablution and service area serves as the platform onto which the new swimming pool complex has been situated within Clermont. This project consolidates the services and facilities on the site thus extensively reducing infrastructural cost. The project is set within the 'township' of Clermont. presenting itself as a place where social upliftment and recreation for a marginalised community can be based.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.