Gold Coast | Queensland

Coolangatta Tower

Coolangatta Tower

Project Highlights

The Project involved coordination and design of multiple areas for a wide array of uses within the unique development of a prominent Coolangatta beachfront site. Facilities included yoga deck, productive gardens, seating terraces, sun decks, pools, fitness centre, yoga room, massage/spa rooms, barbeque facilities, lawn terraces, wedding terrace and sculptural artworks.
The landscape provides a place of sanctuary with relaxed recreation opportunities, comfortable pedestrian access through streetscape activation and spatial and visual variety for interest.
The landscape design offers a high-end sophisticated character which references the coastal context of the site and complements the proposed architectural style.
LEAD Consultants were involved in the preparation of a landscape intent statement for the re-development of the Coolangatta Tower, within the heart of the Coolangatta Precinct. The project involved the design of the public spaces on the ground floor, the primary pool and recreation area on podium, as well as the roof pool/courtyard area. It was crucial that the landscape design reinforced the distinct character of the local area through the careful selection of specific materials, detailing and plant species and the entire design utilised high-end finishes in a site-specific way to provide a resort experience grounded in the site’s coastal context.
Coolangatta Tower - Gold Coast | Queensland

Obstacle

The site’s location, in conjunction with the client’s intention for the project, limited the opportunity for mature tree plantings and vegetative screening to assist with softening the building.

Our Approach

The design utilised all available spaces within the streetscape to provide major public benefits by improving the streetscape environment qualities and provided mature street trees to provide visual softening and shade. In areas where space was limited, green vertical elements were used to wrap the coastal tropical plant palette around the building from the podium level down to the building entrance, thus enhancing both the building façade and the streetscape experience.


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