Tamarama Park is a beach park located on the popular coastal walk between Bondi and Bronte Beaches in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The area enjoys an iconic reputation and the beach is popular with surfers and sunbathers, families and locals.
The brief for this project was to replace the existing dilapidated Tamarama Kiosk, and also provide new service areas to accommodate Council maintenance, lifeguards and Tamarama Surf Club requirements. The new design respects the deep feelings of community ownership for the park and beach by providing for the community’s needs, and reflecting the unique character of the community. The project minimises the size and impact of the buildings and maximises green space and views, while addressing the issues of park access, safety, and functionality.
Tamarama Beach provides a unique site for a kiosk, with striking ocean and beach views in addition to its dramatic sandstone escarpment. The design approach provides accommodation that sits back quietly against this landscape, to act as a backdrop to the varied activities of the park and beach. Designed as linear elements, the buildings form an edge to the landscape and reinforce the existing pathways and beach promenade.