Following the 2011 floods, Brisbane City Council engaged Bureau Proberts Architects to design a new flood-resistant pool facility for the Bellbowrie community.
The architect worked closely with an artist to design the pattern, which references the flowering gums of the area. PGH Crevole bricks were used to create large, free-form gum flowers that can be seen clearly from the street.
The contemporary brickwork design uses a Flemish bond bricklaying pattern incorporating two colours, and selected bricks also project out from the wall to play with light and shadow for added visual interest.
PGH Nutmeg bricks (which are now discontinued) with an expressed flower motif provide the contrasting background to the gum flowers, and as can be seen from the photos, the result looks great.