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John Gaines Park Swim Center

CompanyStanley Studio
Lead DesignersLauren Woodward Stanley, AIA, Lars Stanley, FAIA
Design TeamStanley Studio (Architect/ Metalwork), Pharis Design (Landscape Archtect), Modern Pools (Pool Consultant), Catellus (Owner)
Project LocationAustin, Texas
CreditsCasey Dunn Photography
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Swimming Pool and Terrace
Entry Description

John Gaines is a 3.63 acre park with swim center in Mueller’s SE district. The park features a community garden, picnic and play areas. Pool has two formed concrete bathhouses with trellised breezeway between, shaded by solar panels above. Each bathhouse has an interior open courtyard, bordered by a blue hued rainwater cistern, gathering rain for two green roofs. Blending a crafted, detailed aesthetic with green building features, the paths of water, air, and energy trace visibly through the project, interacting with visitors and landscapes, and providing small habitats for wildlife.