Surf Lifesaving Memorial

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  • Topic: Surf lifesaving, Lifeguard, International Life Saving Federation
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  • Published : March 26, 2013
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P1 • Surf Life Saving Memorial
Task
To develop a memorial for the men and women contributing to the surf lifesaving association and culture

Analysis of the siteBasic inspirations
1: Rolling swell 2: SLS primary colours3: “all seeing mentality” 1: Rolling swell 2: SLS primary colours3: “all seeing mentality” The proposed site is located at main beach and runs parallel to the Southport surf lifesaving club. Site dimensions equate to approximately 30 meters squared (5m by 6m). There are two walking paths positioned parallel to the northern and western borders. There is also a fence on the eastern border and a large pandanus tree just south of the site. The proposed site is located at main beach and runs parallel to the Southport surf lifesaving club. Site dimensions equate to approximately 30 meters squared (5m by 6m). There are two walking paths positioned parallel to the northern and western borders. There is also a fence on the eastern border and a large pandanus tree just south of the site.

Design statement
My design revolves around an “all seeing” mentality that is often associated with the SLS culture. Surf lifesavers protect people from the oceans unpredictable qualities and create a sense of security for beach goers. Watchful eyes ensure that nobody enjoying the wonders of a beach has to deal with dangerous or life threatening situations. As I progressed through my design I intended to keep this in mind at all times. The whole structure, excluding the metal support poles, will be constructed out of thick coloured sheets of soda lime glass. This particular type of glass was chosen due to the malleable and durable qualities that it offers. The centre piece will be a hollow and transparent piece of ocean blue glass. The top surface will be glass blown in accordance to the disks at either end of the design and will resemble the motion of rolling swells. All four glass disks will be identical in form but vary between yellow...
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