Design & Function
The Architect has created a design that sits beautifully within the landscape of Cottesloe, with a respectful nod to the past embracing the pavilion style of high loft ceilings and tactile wooden beams and floorboards, yet incorporating contemporary design in its overall architecture and purpose. Sensitivity to landscape, vernacular building form, materials and siting are maintained as the first consideration. Relaxed and modern, set within a casual, inviting atmosphere that will be of effortlessly cool white wooden panelling, high ceilings, open spaces and playful furniture that will be keeping true to the unique Western Australian beachscape experience.
A lightweight steel and weatherboard clad café/restaurant/function room built on top of a steel pylon and concrete reinforced deck 4 metres above the high water mark. Interconnected with and as an integral part of the café/function rooms proposal is an underwater observatory consisting of a reinforced concrete cylinder approximately 9 metres in diameter with 10 glass portholes stepping down the sides to enable viewing of the sea life and marine activity.