Warragamba Dam Visitors Centre



Quick Facts:

CLIENT: Sydney Catchment Authority
ARCHITECT: Lahznimmo Architects

  • Digitally controlled ventilation system which automatically opens windows and switches off air conditioning as required.
  • Floor to ceiling windows and skylights, to minimise artificial lighting.
  • Water efficient taps to minimise water use.
  • 30,000 litre rainwater tank that stores water for dual flush toilets.

Project Details:

The Warragamba Dam Visitor and Operations Centre in Haviland Park, overlooking Warragamba Dam, replaces previous facilities that were destroyed in the 2001 bushfires and accommodates operational staff who were previously spread across three separate buildings on the site.

The new centre includes operational offices, educational facilities and a visitor exhibition area. The building, which features viewing platforms that allow visitors the best views of the dam and lake, was designed to include ecologically sustainable principles, such as a computer controlled ventilation system which responds to changing conditions outside.





  • Suite 2.08, 55 Miller St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

  • lahey@lahey.com.au

  • (02) 9509 3333