Submission: May 6, 2013
Registration: April 15, 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Prizes: 3 Prizes of AUD$ 250,000 each
Type: Open competition for architects
International architecture competition organised by the City of Gold Coast to establish a landmark cultural precinct.
The chosen site is 11 hectares of centrally-located land at Evandale, framed by the Nerang River and views to the Surfers Paradise skyline and Gold Coast hinterland.
Council’s Vision conjures a dynamic, seamless interaction between indoor and outdoor experiences. The precinct will be activated through a rich and ever-changing artistic program and energised by cafes and restaurants, production studios and showrooms for arts and creative industries.
Artscape outdoor civic gardens will interface with a New Arts Museum and Living Arts Centre. A green bridge will link to Chevron Island.
When the Gold Coast hosts the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Cultural Precinct will showcase the city’s culture and creativity to the world.
To deliver its Vision, Council launched an International Design Competition to challenge the world’s best design teams to deliver innovative proposals that blur distinctions between architecture, urbanism, landscape and art.
Architects and landscape architects are invited to register and form multi-disciplinary teams able to deliver concepts for the Evandale precinct.
The project will include:
- An unforgettable outdoor Artscape, which interfaces with and envelops the site’s civic and cultural buildings, and connects it to the surrounding area, (including delivery of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge to be constructed to Chevron Island)
- A distinctive New Arts Museum that will become the must-see exhibition space and destination for residents and visitors wanting to discover and connect with the essence of the Gold Coast
- A Living Arts Centre that will establish a national profile as a performance venue for touring and home-grown productions, developing local talent and delivering excellence in a diverse array of performing arts and cinema.