The newly released details include the following attractions:
- 9,200m2 waterfront square
- Sub-tropical canopy, skywalk and gardens
- Waterfront amphitheater
- Signature ballroom
- Broadwater coves for fishing, swimming and casual recreation
- Marina, public boat and jet ski moorings
- Medi-spa and health and day spa
- All ages leisure attraction
- Jetties and piers
- Terrace and rooftop gardens
- Boutique shopping arcades
- Waterfront restaurants
- Waterfront markets
- Art on the Broadwater
- Restaurants, bars and nightclubs
- Rooftop park with outdoor cinema.
Gold Coast Integrated Resort architect Michael Rayner, of Queensland-based Blight Rayner Architecture, said the design had to reflect the Gold Coast community’s values and diversity to ensure it appealed to locals and tourists alike.
“We were able to achieve this scale of public offerings by increasing height; this approach reduces the building footprint and opens up more public space for locals and visitors to enjoy,” Mr Rayner said.
“The existing three storey height limit was appropriate for its time but can only result in privatised resorts with limited public accessibility such as already exists on The Spit.
“The towers we have designed are well-dispersed on the near six hectare site, creating maximum public realm and opening up new and accessible areas never before available to Gold Coast residents or visitors,” he said.
Mr Rayner said that those who are concerned about the resort’s impact on scenery can rest assured that that considerable work has gone into the design to ensure community views on height are respected and responded to in the design.
Originally published by The Urban Developer, continue reading here.