© Raul Pedroso
Haulover Beach Park Comfort Stations
The Haulover Beach Park Comfort Stations were constructed along the one mile-long stretch of sandy beach in one of the most popular public beaches in Miami-Dade County. Each of the four comfort stations are equipped with restrooms, showers and changing stalls. These one-story open air structures were inspired by a unique maritime theme. The whimsical form was derived from the smoke stacks of the great ocean liners of old, while echoing the rounded forms typical of the Streamline Moderne architectural style prevalent in Miami Beach during that same era. Similarly, the colorful horizontal bands that adorn the exterior surfaces of the comfort stations are another distinctive characteristic of the Moderne architectural style. The bright, alternating bands of color are also playfully reminiscent of beach balls, umbrellas and other gear commonly found along the seashore.