Hollywood Lifeguard Tower
Far from a typical life guard stand, the concept for a Hollywood Beach prototypical lifeguard tower takes on a modern design approach that is true to local character and fulfills its utilitarian requirements whilst also becoming a representative locale and icon for the City of Hollywood. Inspiration for the Tower is directly from research and testimony from the lifeguards and their desire to maintain 360 views and to provide safety at all times under challenging circumstances on the Beach. The proposal seeks to provide the guards and the City with Towers that speak to the City’s commitment to beach safety and to the guard’s steadfast commitment to public service whilst providing the City with a strong identity. The stand provides enclosure for shelter from the elements accessed through the dominant stair element. A 360 degree view and platform surrounds the enclosed area.