North Bondi Amenities

2016
North Bondi, NSW

North Bondi Amenities is a building that belongs to the sand and surf of Bondi Beach. Addressing the iconic promenade, it is designed for sandy feet, summer Sunday crowds and the relentless coastal elements. This building replaces the tired 1980’s amenity block, increasing capacity and opening the space to abundant natural light and ventilation. A robust concrete structure is clad with recycled hardwood, unifying the amenities building and the adjacent Sydney Water Pumping Station into a cohesive form. The green roof settles the building form into the parkland reserve, generously presenting a verdant fifth façade to its jostling neighbors. A bench seat and awning provide relief for the Campbell Parade bus stop and a communal cast concrete wash basin and outdoor showers extend the amenity of the building into the public domain.
 


 

Awards

2017 NSW Australian Institute of Architects – Architecture Award: Small Project Architecture
2017 NSW Australian Institute of Architects – Commendation: Public Architecture
Dulux Colour Awards 2017 – Grand Prix
Dulux Colour Awards 2017 – Winner – Commercial Exterior

Project Team

Sam Crawford, Benjamin Chan, Ken Warr, Imogene Tudor, Antonia Frey, Jane Crawford, Lachlan Delaney, Madeleine Rowe, Chelsea Harper
with Sonia van de Haar, Lymesmith

Client

Waverley Council

Builder

Grindley Interiors

Consultants

Project Manager – Complete Urban
Structural Engineer – Cantilever
Colour – Lymesmith
Hydraulic Engineer – Jones Nicholson
Land Surveyor – RPS
Lighting and Electrical Engineer – Jones Nicholson
Quantity Surveyor – Altus Page Kirkland
Access & BCA – BCA Logic
Graphic Design – Deuce Design

Published

2017, April 5 Architecture & Design
2017, June 19 Arcspace.com

Photography

Brett Boardman

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