Location: Coolangatta, Queensland
To enhance the community's connection to the site and evoke memories of Jazzland, a public courtyard has been created within the current arcade space, extending the public realm into the site.
Consideration was given to colours, materials and facade choice to differientiate and separate the art deco facade from the proposed new building.
The design of the residential tower is focused on seamlessly incorporating the site's cultural history into a design that harmonises with its surroundings.
The tower's sculptural shape is divided into four quadrants, each adjusted to optimise views and respond to climatic conditions. Rooted in an understanding of the site's natural elements, a gracefully curved form has been developed, echoing the fluidity of the surrounding natural landscape. The soft, undulating edges give the facade a dynamic appearance that floats effortlessly above the existing heritage base.
Through considered analysis of the existing context and the envisaged potential of the redevelopment of the site, the design outcome will result in the addition of an elegant and visually interesting residential tower, which will provide considerable amenity for residents and visitors. This design respectfully demonstrates and celebrates the former cultural use of the site whilst creating a positive contribution to the local context.