Beachside Coffee Bar Made Of Reclaimed Flood Barriers [Pics]
The Third Wave Kiosk in Torquay, Australia is wrapped in upcycled sheet piles, previously used to repel overflowing rivers.
A beachside kiosk in Torquay, Australia sets itself apart as a local architectural landmark by artfully making use of reclaimed flood barriers as its exterior walls. Designed by Tony Hobba Architects, the Third Wave Kiosk stands out on the shoreline whilst blending visually with the landscape, thanks to the use of upcycled sheet piles.
Knstrct reports that they were used as temporary formwork for sandbanking overflowing rivers during flooding. The architects wrapped them around the building to create a weathered, wave-like effect.
The Third Wave Kiosk is located on a hill up from the beach, the public facility is open year-round and provides visitors with a cafe, toilets and changing rooms. The kiosk won the 2012 Eat-Drink-Design award for Best Cafe Design. Click through to see photos of the structure: