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Designed to replace an outdated amenities facility, this new structure meets the needs of Bondi beach goers
From the architect: 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 neighbours. 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.
- Architect: Sam Crawford Architects
- Photography by Brett Boardman
First published date: 11 April 2017