LocationNorth Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Design TeamNeil Durbach, Camilla Block, David Jaggers, Stefan Heim, Erin Field, Deborah Hodge, Mitchell Thompson, Lisa Le Van
Text description provided by the architects. The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (NBSLSC) is located on the prominent, iconic and national heritage site at the northern end of Bondi Beach. The members’ club is dedicated to a public service, surf life saving on Bondi Beach.
The building sits in the round, responding directly to the beach, the street and parks. The single form varies gradually and continuously. The building is animated by sun and shadow, constantly illuminating the surface and sparkle of the tiles and the deeply carved arcade, entries, apertures and the looping, tumbling courtyard.
The new club celebrates the understated heroism of the club's activities and the hedonism of life on the beach.