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  5. Durbach Block Jaggers
  6. 2013
  7. North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club / Durbach Block Jaggers + Peter Colquhoun

North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club / Durbach Block Jaggers + Peter Colquhoun

  • 01:00 - 28 April, 2014
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club / Durbach Block Jaggers + Peter Colquhoun
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club / Durbach Block Jaggers + Peter Colquhoun, Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers
Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers

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  • Architects

  • Location

    North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
  • Design Team

    Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, David Jaggers, Stefan Heim, Erin Field, Deborah Hodge, Mitchell Thompson, Lisa Le Van
  • Project Year

    2013
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club / Durbach Block Jaggers + Peter Colquhoun, Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers
Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers

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. 

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

 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. 

Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers
Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers

 The new club celebrates the understated heroism of the club's activities and the hedonism of life on the beach. 

Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers
Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club / Durbach Block Jaggers + Peter Colquhoun" 28 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/500086/north-bondi-surf-life-saving-club-durbach-block-jaggers-in-collaboration-peter-colquhoun/> ISSN 0719-8884
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