North Bondi Amenities

2016 Gadi and Eora Country / Bondi, NSW

2019 Australia by Design – Finalist
2017 AIA National Architecture Award – Small Project Architecture
2017 AIA NSW Small Project Architecture Award
2017 AIA NSW Public Architecture – Commendation
2017 Dulux Colour Awards – Grand Prix winner
2017 Dulux Colour Awards winner
2017 Intergrain Timber Vision Award winner

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 1980s 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 fa├žade 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.

Jury Citation, 2017 National Architecture Awards:

…Through this modestly scaled project, the architect has reinforced our affinity with the great Aussie beach experience.



Australia by Design: Architecture September 2019
ABC News online, May 2019
Architecture & Design April 5, 2017 June 19, 2017
Architecture Australia Sept/Oct, 2017
Case Study by Lymesmith 2017

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


Grindley Interiors


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


Brett Boardman


Waverley Council