This little kiosk on the Petone foreshore sells snacks and drinks but needed somewhere sheltered and handy for their customers to sit, relax and dine. The area needed to also remain open to the road and welcome visitors to the adjacent playground and through to the beach beyond. The area is extremely exposed and is also in a vandal-prone location so the whole thing required a robust and rustic design and a creative solution for the necessary wind shelter screen. Rebecca Wilson designed 2 curved screens featuring a repeated “Pipi” pattern laser-cut into a Corten steel sheet, and this concept was passed on to artist Artist Roger Thompson from Wairarapa to develop. Roger then developed the design and created two dramatic screens which show a range of quintessential Petone scenes and feature many of the creatures – fish, birds, shellfish and even a Taniwha! – which are associated with this wild and windswept beach.
Roger Thompson contact details:
Ph 06 304 8006