lahznimmo architects revives beach park with tamarama kiosk lahznimmo architects revives beach park with tamarama kiosk
may 17, 2014

lahznimmo architects revives beach park with tamarama kiosk

lahznimmo architects revives beach park with tamarama kiosk
photo by brett boardman
all images courtesy of lahznimmo architects

 

 

 

replacing dilapidated facilities, the ‘tamarama kiosk’ improves a popular beach park which serves a growing community of visitors in a suburb east of sydney, australia. the project was designed by lahznimmo architects, whom sought to respect the existing sense of place by reflecting the unique characteristics of the landscape. a long bar-shaped structure contains a concession stand providing food and beverages, as well as shower and toilet amenities. additionally, a second small building located on the opposite side of the site houses a life saving store and first aid equipment. a shaded area with tables and seating is located adjacent to the kiosk, and provides views of the green space and ocean.

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the beach and park are enclosed by a sandstone escarpment
photo by brett boardman

 

 

 

attempting to relate to the natural context, the design utilizes a site specific material palette, reflecting the surrounding hills and sandstone escarpment which encloses the park. rather than calling attention to themselves, the buildings sit back against the cliffs, to retain the central open space and promote existing pedestrian circulation. the structures utilize precast concrete panels, with wood cladding wrapping the walls. timber screens provide shade on the volumes’ openings, with clerestory windows which provide indirect sunlight to the interiors.

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the long bar-shaped kiosk building serves a community of sun-bathers, surfers, and pedestrians passing through
photo by brett boardman

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food and beverages are offered, serving a growing community of visitors to the beach
photo by brett boardman

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the kiosk has become a distinctive gathering place in the park
photo by brett boardman

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wood slatted panels shade the opening, while clerestory windows bring light inside
photo by brett boardman

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doors slide to access to bathroom and shower amenities
photos by brett boardman

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the building sits back against the cliff side, and reflects a similar color palette
photos by brett boardman

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the safety facility is characterized by its curving façade, comprised of precast concrete panels and large wood doors
photo by brett boardman

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: tamarama, new south wales, australia
completed: september 2013
project value: $1.8m

client: waverley council
architect: lahznimmo architects
project manager: complete urban
landscape: waverley council recreation & community
planning structural: structural design solutions
electrical: jha consulting engineers
contractor: kane constructions
kitchen fit-out: protech hospitality
photography: brett boardman

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