In Progress, Residential High Rise
Location: Surfers Paradise, Queensland
Client: Siera Group
Visualisation: Volume Vision
The well-proportioned podium is an organic curved form with textured edges inspired by the wind driven pattens of the surrounding sand dunes. Cascading plants spill over layered horizontal banding that undulates in response to the key trees in Gaven Place Park and Vista Street. The podium form and its communal uses are about breathing life into the building and reinforcing a connection to place, and to health and wellbeing.
Above the podium an angular glazed curtain wall rises skyward, reflecting the colours of sky and the surrounding built environment. While expressed horizontal slab edges turn to balconies softening the edges of the built form. Residential balconies are generous and provide well orientated outdoor living spaces. All apartments open out onto large balconies maximising natural light and ventilation.
The white sculptural blade walls of the western elevation embrace the tower form. Informed by the square top main sails of a yacht, the edges curve inward and slope upward to create an elegant and layered facade that controls the elements.
From level 12 upward the tower form splays inward to create a dynamic tower form that diminishes as it folds over the penthouse apartment.