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The Club and ourselves recognised the importance of this building as it is at the entry to Sumner on a very public road and on a popular Christchurch beach.

Other than the lifeguard tower, the building is all single level. If is made up of 3 lineal forms running parallel to the beach and each is capped with its own curved roof form.

Expressing the building forms as 'waves' was a deliberate. The sloping walls at the back of each form, the angled soffits and the expressed 'ribs' on the membrane roof all contributing to this 'wave' form.

The building sits behind the existing sand dunes and space has been provided in front of the building for the future coastal pathway.

Wilson & Hill Architects Ltd | Level 2 ASB Building | 166 Cashel St | Christchurch | New Zealand | T +64 3 379 3663 | F +64 3 379 3346 |
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