New South Wales
The Bondi Pavilion, designed by Robertson Marks Architects in the Inter-War Mediterranean Style, has been an iconic Bondi Beach landmark since 1929.
The condition of the building had degraded over time due to the harsh marine environment, and intrusive additions had led to a loss of significance. The project sought to achieve best practice heritage conservation outcomes. Original building fabric was retained and conserved, whilst intrusive additions were removed to restore the building’s symmetry. Works included structural repairs to the brickwork, render and timber joinery repairs, reconstruction of moulded elements, restoration of painted murals and new Cordova patterned terracotta roof tiles.
A wide range of community uses are accommodated within the building including a Bondi Story Room, along with food and beverage offerings. The colonnaded courtyards provide adaptable, vibrant public spaces suitable for both relaxation and events with a ground plane that interprets the pattern of the original dressing sheds.