The existing amenities building was located on the edge of a spectacular rock shelf overlooking the ocean and Mahon pool. The building itself was a delapidated 1960’s brick box, which had no relationship with its context and was visually intrusive.
The new amenities building recedes into the cliffside landscape, and restores important views of the pool and the coastline. The building shape responds to the rock form, folding around the contours and its precast concrete materiality is interpreted as an extension of the rock landform. A new concrete skirt extends from the building and creates a terraced shelf inviting occupation and lounging. The shelf extends into a stair down to the Pool as well as integrating within the broader parkland pathway system.