Coffs Harbour 2012
As part of a major Coffs Harbour City Council Jetty Foreshores improvement program, the brief was to revitalise the precinct though provision of new rest / picnic / BBQ shelters, upgrade of selected existing shelters, and refurbishment of existing public amenities buildings.
Three sizes and two types of shelter structures were designed to serve the precinct, grouped to correspond to the evolving Coffs Harbour City council masterplan. One large and seven small existing shelters were demolished to make way for a similar number of new shelters, each providing larger and more-effective covered area and more seating.
The new structures are designed from a robust elemental language of galvanized steel and large sectioned timber screening, washed aggregate concrete and contrasting brightly coloured soffits. The design sought to develop a new and appropriate language for the waterfront park area.
Refurbishment of the two existing public amenities buildings included upgrade of fixtures, fittings and finishes, provision of additional disabled facilities, and application of the new language to a tired existing 1960’s style concrete block and gabled roof structure.
The Jetty Foreshores project has provided a much needed upgrade up of the park precinct, with improved public amenities and revitalised public spaces for recreation, play and rest. The robust architecture is welcoming, colourful, and engaging, encouraging respect for the Jetty Foreshores public realm.
Fisher Design + Architecture with Mackenzie Pronk Architects