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.

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.