Capturing these various functions within one cohesive form has been achieved with a sculptural roof as the unifying element. Reminiscent of a wave or dune landscape form, it gives a subtle reference to its context, which is clearly expressed internally to lend additional character to this space.
In a tough corrosive environment with strong winds, robust building materials are key to providing longevity and low maintenance throughout the life of the building. A strong low maintenance façade of blockwork, glazing and aluminium cladding provides protection while allowing extensive views to the ocean. Viewed from a distance at sea, the façade has a large graphic quality, legible from afar.
Given its prominent position on the bay, it was important that the building raise the Club’s profile while creating a new meeting place for residents and visitors to socialise along the waterfront. The building sets a new tone for high standard of design and construction in the town, bringing the local community and visitors together to enjoy this iconic place on the coast of north Queensland.