Loo with a View
Architect Clare Design 1987 - shows how a building with a utilitarian function can uplift an important place. The Australian Institute of Architects recognied Kerry and Lindsay Clare as the 2010 recipiants of their Gold Medal.
The Clares practiced on the Sunshine Coast from the early 1980s and produced a number of significant buildings. They left in 1998 to become design directors for the NSW Government Architects Office, then became founding directors of Architectus, whose work includes the Queensland National Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Loo with a View was their only commission from Maroochy Shire Council. There are a number of works by the Clares on the coast however few are listed and a number have been altered or lost.
Direct entry from the boardwalk
Amazing views of Mt Coolum and Mudjimba Island from here
In 2020, nestled into the landscape
Sculptural ventilator by John Anthony Coleman
seating, lighting and sculptural ventilators were part of A Gallery by the Sea project
A Gallery by the Sea project co-ordinated by Maroochy Shire Council under the direction of Magdy Youssef -
creation of a major public space in the form of a boat
Ship-shaped deck with dorade vent showers
Bronze inlay by Sandra Johnson
Roger, This is the link to John Mongard's project website.
It has the original plan layout and photos. You may include some on the website,
Magdy Youssef MPIA (Fellow)
Adjunct Fellow in Urban Design and Town Planning
School of Social Sciences.
University of the Sunshine Coast