New Brighton Baths
Experienced architect Glenn Brebner of BOON Ltd has been working with Pier and Foreshore New Brighton in Christchurch to conceptualise how a hot salt water leisure centre might work in their area. Understanding the varying coastal environments in New Zealand is an important part of the design process, the pools need to work in with Brighton's prevailing easterly which is generally up by 10am most days. A covered concept has been floated which gives the best of all worlds: the view of the ocean, the protection from the prevailing wind and weather conditions and the ability to utilise the pools all year round. Although the project is only in it's concept phase, the design is gaining momentum and popularity among the New Brighton locals.