the new emu park surf lifesaving club boatshed in australia
designed with the harsh seaside conditions in mind, the new emu park surf lifesaving club (SLSC) boatshed in australia features a range of practical building techniques that minimize the need for maintenance and day-to-day costs. local firm design + architecture led the project and worked closely with the club to create a sleek, modern, and more accessible boatshed. while smaller in size, the new spatial layout, and choice of construction materials better respond to current use.
all images © cam murchison
upgrading access, ventilation, storage, and choice of material
new signage on the emu park boatshed façade
overall, the simplified, albeit smaller, footprint allows for better usage of the boatshed and, therefore, more efficient storage. complementing the optimized layout is a clever choice of low-maintenance materials that will save up cost and withstand the seaside conditions. ‘construction materials consist primarily of concrete blockwork, timber, and aluminum sheeting. extensive design decisions were made to avoid any materials that would rust or require maintenance like steel or glass,’ elaborates design + architecture.
roller doors included on three sides to provide better access
a simple, low-maintenance, and modern design
the new access doors help increase ventilation and natural lighting
concrete blockwork, timber and aluminum sheeting make up the primary construction materials
name: boatshed – emu park SLSC
location: emu park, australia
architecture: design + architecture
photography: cam murchison
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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom
design + architecture revamps the emu park SLSC boatshed to fit today’s needs