The Yeppoon Lagoon and Pavilion, part of a significant master plan to redevelop the Yeppoon Foreshore & Town Centre, is aimed at activating the southern area of the foreshore and providing increased amenity, increases in social and commercial value to the town, increased interconnectivity between existing land uses and creating a response at different levels throughout the design to the surrounding context.
Client: Livingstone Shire Council
Budget: $22M Estimate
Date: Opened May 2018
Detailed Design and Documentation (for tender + construction)
The design incorporates a Pavilion, integrated with an 2500m² lagoon (featuring a 70m infinity edge) which overlooks the Ocean out to Keppel Islands and the Coral Sea, as well as many different activities taking place on the adjacent beach.
The Lagoon, containing many pockets within its form for different activities, from zero depth kids play areas, beach style entries, a 25m lap swim area, Pontoons in deep water, a Central Island and a Sunken Island (integrated with the Pavilion Kiosk) lends itself to very exciting and innovate design opportunities, which also carried through to the design of the Pavilion. Split amenities villages accommodate patrons at two locations over the site and integrate with the Pavilion and landscape to create a site wide cohesion of use and activity.
The Pavilion contains management, administration and first aid facilities, as well as a Multi-Purpose room, Commercial Kitchens and a Restaurant and Bar on Level 1 with views overlooking the site and surrounding context. It has been designed with consideration of environmental factors and incorporates solar power, passive shading through roof design, natural light and openings to encourage airflow and views. The Pavilions integration with the Lagoon and site orientation allow also for shading of external use areas in the lagoon itself, protecting patrons in the Lagoon at different times of the day from direct sunlight.