The European-inspired upgrade includes a 50m lap pool, wetlands, cafe and a kayak launching spot.
The design, created by WOWOWA architects, aims to bring alive what they believe to be an underutilised part of the city, drawing from places like Helsinki, Copenhagen and Paris
The design was first featured in Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week 2018, and was created with the support of National Gallery of Victoria.
Michael O’Neil from Yarra Pools says the new design render is the culmination of two years of deep research into what Melburnians want the Yarra Pool to be.
The proposed site has rich history, and has been the heart and home for Kulin Nation people for thousands of years.
Monique Woodward says WOWOWA have placed central focus on “the rejuvenation of this culturally significant place into a rich natural environment.
Analysis delivered by EarthCheck predicts that such a facility would attract 350,000 people per year, just for swimming.