The cultural significance of Bondi Beach’s iconic Bondi Pavilion warranted decades of setbacks in its proposed restoration. Now a modern multi-purpose community and cultural center, every aspect of the 1920s building fabric was upgraded.
In one of the restoration’s most eye-catching features, playful bursts of colour pop amongst the terracotta roofing, using approximately 33,000 Bristile Roofing La Escandella ceramic roof tiles to enhance dimension and visual interest.
The earthy, warm tones of the rejuvenated roof structure create a captivating contrast with the building’s white exterior and coastal-hued context.
Winner of the Robin Dodds Roof Tile Excellence 2023 Award in Australia.
- Location: Australia
- Category: Rehabilitation
- Type: Building
- Roof tiles: Mixed “S” Large
- Colour: Red and glazed roof tiles
- Architect: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
- Distributor: Bristile Roofing
- Roof tiles: La Escandella
- Photos: Brett Boardman