Kingston Beach Facilities
Kingston Beach, Lutruwita / Tasmania
This multi-purpose community facility provides all-access toilets, showers and change rooms for users of Kingston Beach, as well as storage and support facilities for the local Surf Life Saving Club.
The buildings are straight-forward and robust, sitting on a plinth and pushed to the southern boundary to provide an active, open and sunny forecourt, with hand basins and showers placed under a timber shade structure.
Pedestrian and vehicle movements are separated, with bicycle racks available for both public and surf club use.
A pre-cast concrete base provides a continuous datum, with open timber slats providing security and allowing natural light and ventilation above the cubicles.
Rainwater is collected in a common water tank, with a Rain Garden slowing down filtration of overflow through the sandy ground.
An existing mature eucalypt has been retained to extend the public realm into the site, with seating provided in shady areas beneath the tree.