New South Wales
One of Australia’s oldest surf life saving club houses is transformed with a bold redesign celebrating its history, and signaling a new era for this iconic community hub. The reborn Coogee Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) in Sydney’s southeast, has greatly increased capacity for training, community events and venue hire to support the club’s crucial work.
Inclusive, sustainable design is core to the project. A new elevator gives full access to all levels for the first time, while new sightlines to the sand now enable lifesavers of all abilities to participate in surf patrol.
Interioir planning of the top floor moved services and offices from the building’s north to south, opening a critical sightline to the sand with a wall of windows overlooking the beach, dramatically framed externally. The Large central space has a new east-facing veranda and retractable acoustic walls that partition into four separate rooms.