Pools Are a Key Part of Public Life, Explains the Australian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale

Concrete promenades augmenting the natural rock shelf in a Sydney suburb. Photography by Abdul Moeez.

Denton Corker Marshall’s pavilion clad in Zimbabwe granite. Photography by John Gollings.

The Pool’s eucalyptus wood surround and decking. Photography by Brett Boardman.

Sydney’s Bondi Baths, which opened in 1887 and became the most famous of New South Wales’s ocean-fed rock pool. Photography by Jenna Rowe.

Fed by the Great Artesian Basin, a pool in Lightning Ridge. Photography by Simon Bayliss/Lightning Ridge Tourism Association. 

Darwin Waterfront Wave Lagoon, designed by Hassell to keep swimmers out of the crocodile-infested bay. Photography by Brett Boardman.

A private pool by Robin Williams Architect. Photography by Dean Bradley.