Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre

Limestone sinkholes and ancient volcanic events have formed Mount Gambier’s environs. These natural focal points inspired the concept design of the Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre that houses a pool hall and an extensive array of sports and event facilities. By adopting a long, low profile with a sweeping roof and generous canopy, the entrance experience is sheltered and welcoming. A central foyer provides access to all spaces, with glazing that allows natural light to penetrate deep within the large footprint. Corners are curved and softened throughout the interiors to create organic, free-flowing spaces. The selection of materials, timber and limestone with their warm, tactile qualities, is inspired by the locality.