Utilising Spanish Wavegarden Cove technology and positioning itself as one of the world’s premier wave pools, Urbnsurf is the first of its kind in Australia, an exciting new addition to the international surfing scene.
Housed in large hangers and stacked shipping containers the interiors were designed to imbue this industrial, city-fringe setting with the soul and spirit of modern surfing; reiterating to park-goers that this precinct is something more than a typical recreation facility.
Reflecting surf culture’s raw, honest, and expressive spirit the design utilises robust and tactile materiality; opting for simplicity and utility over adornment. The built elements are arranged along the pool’s shore, their interiors maximising views outward across the lagoon. Detailing mixes the robust and expressive with the minimal and concealed; blending low-fi and sci-fi aesthetics and ensuring the built elements are durable enough to withstand the high volumes of park visitors.
Engaged to design the park’s entry experience, retail, changeroom and amenities, surf rental and academy; Pattern sought to develop a consistent material palette and design language across the precinct’s various spaces.
Photography by Traianos Pakioufakis
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