Hinka Booma Lantern
In 2016 I took part in a national design competition for a public toilet in a rural town in Queensland, Australia. The brief required the design to elevate the facilities above the 100 year flood level, whilst providing a ‘beacon’ for the community.
Our approach was centred around the material aspect of local timber- an industry that had been significant to the town since its early development. The planning strategy was developed to incorporate a series of ramps, configured around a grid of timber columns that enabled visitors to navigate to the elevated facilities. The enclosures were conceived as internally lit polycarbonate boxes, enabling the structure to glow at night.