Orion Lagoon

Location: Springfield
Client: Ipswich City Council

Making a splash at Springfield!

Robelle Domain Parklands‘ Orion Lagoon completed in September 2015 offers a new experience for the Springfield Community and its many visitors. The pool will be one of the biggest public lagoon-style swimming pools in Australia.

Orion Lagoon precinct was designed in coordination with JMAC Construction and Ipswich City Council to ensure a quick turnaround and the best outcome for the future users. As the designers, we wanted to create a precinct that sat comfortably in the existing Robelle Domain Parklands but offers a new lagoon precinct with its own character and a variety of unique, engaging water experiences. The lagoon precinct was designed for all ages and abilities with a range of depths and activity zones including a 1.5m lap area, beach entry and terraced seating in the main lagoon, a shallow depth sculpture pool, and playful ripples and steppers in the flowing stream. The lagoon precinct is a creative and vibrant public space that makes the Robelle Domain Parklands even better.

Orion Lagoon has also become an economic generator with an indicated 35% increase in local business sales; attributed to attracting corporate sponsorship, enabling free public admission and encouraging tourism.

Awards:

Queensland Parks and Open Space Landscape Architecture Award, AILA 2016 

Award for Leisure Facilities in Development Category, Parks and Leisure Australia 2016 Awards of Excellence  

Vee Design, well done on another wonderful Park in IPSWICH.

 

Councillor David Morrison
Ipswich City Council