From the Hall of Fame at the North Sydney Pool:
“The North Sydney Pool was, in its heyday, one of the most advanced olympic facilities in the world”.
“It was designed by the architectural firm Rudder and Grout in a style of art deco that has been termed “stripped classical”. A great deal of attention was paid to detailing: the choice of tiles, the polychromatic brick work, and the plaster decorations. The most obvious references to classical form were in the stylised column capitals and the original pool tiles, which evoked the Roman bath house.”