Hunt Architects acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and conduct our business.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We value their continuing culture and contribution to the life of our nation, regions and cities.

Methodist Ladies College Aquatic Precinct

Lap Training and Competitive Water Polo
The design of the aquatic precinct includes a 40 x 25-meter heated pool that serves as a lap training facility and meets FINA standards for water polo. This dual-purpose pool caters to the diverse needs of aquatic activities, supporting the development of competitive water polo teams and providing an optimal space for lap training.

Innovative Balance Tank Design
A balance tank design was incorporated around the pool structure, serving a dual purpose of thermal energy storage and rainwater storage. This design significantly contributes to reduced peak heating and electrical loads, minimized water consumption, stabilized water chemistry, and an overall reduction in operational costs for the school.

Efficient Control Systems
The project employed smart algorithms for the control systems, leveraging time-of-day electricity rates and thermal capacity. High delta-T, low approach heat exchangers were strategically selected to enhance heat extraction, ensuring optimal energy utilization during different times of the day.

The collective initiatives undertaken in the Methodist Ladies College Aquatic Precinct project have resulted in a remarkable achievement—an impressive 60% reduction in net unit energy consumption across the entire precinct. This positions the pool as the most efficient heated facility in Australia.

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