New South Wales
Mona Vale’s new Amenities and Lifeguard Facilities Building celebrates nature, community and life on the beach. Providing a much-needed upgrade of the amenities block, a home for the weekly lifeguards and additional access to emergency life-saving equipment, functionality sits at the heart of the design to deliver an enhanced user experience.
Paying respect to one of the community’s biggest concerns – the size and volume of the building – the new facility presents itself as three small pavilions, creating permeability and transparency towards the horizon, and, critically, provides lifeguards with 180-degree views of the beach.
We set out to provide the most resilient building possible. Low-maintenance, hard-wearing materials were selected to withstand the harshest conditions, the coast’s first line. Now re-opened to the community, this new facility provides a more inclusive people-first space – breaking down barriers to welcome new visitors from right across the community.