Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Webber Architects
Port Stephens Council is seeking to construct a replacement amenities block in its Fingal Bay Holiday Park located opposite Fingal Bay Beach offering a varied range of short-term holiday and permanent accommodation. Replacement of the amenities block is required since they are generally considered dysfunctional. The amenities block serves approximately 100 holiday van sites, approximately 30 tent sites, the recreation room, and the camp kitchen.
The broad design scope is to provide an environmentally sustainable building that takes advantage of sustainability initiatives. Generally the design will be modern, functional, and cost effective and will provide adequate shower and toilet facilities in accordance with regulations. It will provide external clothes drying areas, disabled facilities, parents bathrooms and laundry facilities.
Our design has arranged the various spaces around a central breezeway providing duplicate facilities allowing for half to be closed for cleaning or during the off-season. Materials specified include face brick, broken down with glass louvers providing natural light and ventilation, and timber batten screens providing privacy. Roof pitches allow rainwater to be drained and stored for use within the facility and solar panels provide an energy efficient power source.