Surf Central is the new (much awaited) headquarters for Surf Life Saving South Australia. The site contains 2 projects divided into stage 1 and 2. Stage 1 of this project is a storage facility, it comprises of an emergency services storage, operations and training areas, offices and small kitchen facilities in a single storey building. Stage 2 comprises of a 2 storey building containing flexible training and meeting rooms at ground floor and Administration Office and IT on first floor.
The main design philosophy was that of ‘awareness’, which is a core value of the association. The design focused on this by developing a strong form situated high on the site which looked over the community as a protecting beacon. The traditional colours of Surf Life Saving were introduced to the sides of design in RED wings, with subtle YELLOW sunshade blades on the east and west windows. The design achieved ‘awareness’ by being easily recognizable when passing; a valuable reminder for recreational water users in South Australia.