Manuka Pool Kiosk by Phillip Leeson Architects
Phillip Leeson Architects were commissioned to design a kiosk for Manuka Pool, to be built adjacent to the entry. The response to this commission was based on a long pergola structure that housed a kiosk in the centre portion with serveries at each end, one to serve pool patrons and the other members of the public.
The first sketch shows the notion of a gridded structure, out of recycled timbers with the central element reflecting the detail of the existing entry (see above). As the design developed, the main structure was changed to steel with infill timber slats set between the main columns.
The pool manager then changed his mind about building on the front boundary, and decided the kiosk would be better at the rear of the site. The original design was not appropriate in the new location so a different scheme was developed – a light hearted reference to the red Brodburger caravan which was a topical subject at the time. This scheme was developed to full working drawings only to be scuttled again by the pool manager. A third scheme is now being built at the front of the site which is a more conservative interpretation of the original scheme.
Scheme 1 : kiosk at entry
Scheme 2 red van kiosk