A new lifeguard tower is to be installed at Bronte Beach for Waverley Council. The tower is positioned and oriented to provide a permanent lookout point with uninterrupted vistas and quick access to the two ends of the beach where people frequently need rescuing from strong rips in the water. The tower’s form and presence is responsive to the beautiful beach environment in which it is placed. The structure will be prefabricated for easy installation and removal from the site, in much the same way beach-goers arrange and pack-up their towels, umbrellas, surfboards. Made from pre-cast concrete, the tower’s sculptural form will withstand and playfully interact with the beach’s shifting sands and incoming tides.Â

By Toby Breakspear, Tiffany Liew, 2017-Current. For Waverley Council.