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Future Design Learnings from COVID-19

by National Sports Convention | September 17, 2020 | News

COVID-19 has provided significant challenges this year but also provided considerable opportunities to change the thinking of how we design aquatic, recreation and leisure facilities for the future.

With the benefits to physical and mental health that exercise brings to the community, will the majority of the community want to return to the ‘traditional’ offerings of a leisure centre? Maybe not. This will mean that local government has a generational opportunity to consider what will be needed in the future, embracing holistic health services (GP, health care clinics), community facilities, arts and libraries to form a ‘Community Hub’.

Paige Buse, Manager, Glen Eira Leisure shares her views on the impact of the COVID-19 on the reopening of community leisure centres and how COVID-19 will impact future design considerations to meet changing community needs. Click below for a preview of Paige’s insights.
Brett Diprose, Associate Principal, Warren and Mahoney Architects shares his view on the future of Aquatic, Recreation and Sports Facilities. Click below for a preview of Brett’s insights.

Other presenters that will be joining the NSC Forums to discuss changes in design to meet future community needs include:

Ivana Simkovic, Associate Design Director, DWP Architects
(Sydney and online)
Brooke Atkins, General Manager Recreation, YMCA NSW
(Sydney and online)

These workshops are made possible with the support of

Each NSC Forum has limited tickets to attend in person, with options available to participate virtually online if not able to attend personally.

With online e-delegate tickets from only $99 +GST, it is expected that demand will be high for delegates in each city to attend, and the first two weeks of registrations are demonstrating that.

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If you believe that this NSC Forum is of interest to your colleagues, please pass onto them whom may be interested in attending.

Don’t forget to put the NSC Forums in your calendar.

~ The National Sports Convention Team