Homestead Construction Lyall Bay Surf Club

Lyall Bay Parade, Wellington

Archaus Architecture
October 2016 - November 2017
Commercial | Community
Andre Vroon
The Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club is the oldest of its kind in New Zealand, and has been patrolling since its creation in 1910.

The existing building, built in the 1950s, was demolished in late 2016 to make way for the new building design by Archaus Architecture. The new structure was designed to fit into the surroundings and built to withstand the harsh conditions of a coastal environment.

There was multiple different patterns and textures used in the precast concrete walls throughout the design. A vertical/horizontal debossed groove was used to create a glazed tile look, with each tile being painted individually with vibrant colours. A diamond deboss pattern was also used, and on the road front wall this was inlaid with brass strips. An exposed aggregate feature was also used in other areas.

The interior has two levels including a concrete second floor. There is storage areas, changing facilities, public toilets, patrol room, first-aid room, training, and lounge areas across both levels.
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