Nestled within the contours of the land, the amenities buildings on the Sandringham foreshore provide clear views of the beach and the surrounding coastal vegetation.

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Architect: Zen Architects
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Year: 2017
Photography: Jack Lovel

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Project description: The structures are lightweight, reducing embodied energy and ground disturbance at the sensitive foreshore locations. The siting of the buildings improves both safety and accessibility, and allows for uninterrupted sight lines for natural surveillance.

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

The roof forms are designed to harvest rain water and accommodate solar panels for water and energy conservation. The buildings are also permeable, allowing filtered sunlight and bay breezes into the interior environment.

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

The crouched, bent forms are a deliberate departure from the rectilinear forms and gable roofs in the area, while materials are drawn from the local environment, including timber walkways and structural framing, steel cladding, and clear roofs with timber batten shading.

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

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Foreshore Amenities in Sandringham by Zen Architects

Nestled within the contours of the land, the amenities buildings on the Sandringham foreshore provide clear views of the beach and the surrounding coastal vegetation

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