UrbanFF was approached by Landscape Architect, Bruce Thomas, from City of Busselton to assist with the design and fabrication of shower sculptures for the Yallingup Foreshore Park upgrade. The brief was to design a surfboard shower using a frame design so the sculpture would have a see through light appearance and minimise the use of materials. Being a public shower it also had to be vandal proof and extremely durable.
The main challenge of the design was to be able to make the shower as slimline as possible while being able to incorporate all the necessary internal valves and controls.
The showers and the accompanying grate were manufactured using premium grade 316 Stainless steel. The custom designed shower body and fin were both modelled by UrbanFF in 3D CAD first to ensure that the design would be proportional and functional. The shower body was then deconstructed from within the 3D model to allow for accurate laser cutting of parts. The shower rose “shark” fin was CNC machined and manufactured from one solid piece of stainless which was then polished back to a mirror finish.