Beaches Motel – Waihi Beach

Brief: Take an aptly named and rather dated 70’s motel and transform into something relaxed and beach orientated. This pretty much summed up our brief. Oh, and do it on a shoe string! We got to work on this by drawing up a draft plan that could be implemented in 3-4 stages.

Stage one, now complete, focused on the two road entrances. The existing bright pink garden boxes were unscrupulously demolished but the plants were kept aside to be reused later. Rope, rock and shell were the main mediums used to create the “Beachie” theme and natural timber was used in the main areas of construction – retaining walls and edging to establish boundaries and gardens, privacy screens for road front units and chunky timber bollards. Some cleverly positioned lighting was also used to bring the main entrance to life at night and highlight the existing Queen Palms.

Watch this space!

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