|Hermosa Beach is known for its beaches, for surfing, volley ball tournaments, and bars. The City was looking to replace several partially subterranean restrooms that were in very poor condition. The stipulation was to not obstruct the view of the horizon.
The design concept emerged out of the project’s environment—sandy beaches, blue sky, rolling waves, and marine creatures. It is carried through form and color yet remains subordinate to the natural surroundings.
• 3 women, 3 men, 1 accessible/family stall
• Visual access for security
• Roof platform
• Anodized aluminum guardrail, stainless steel cables
• Passive lighting
• Indirect vandal-proof maintenance lighting
• Interior plumbing chase
• Passive ventilation
• Concrete sinks
• Rinse stations
• Dog drinking fountain
• Terraced seat walls