Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

The invitation calls for innovative design proposals for an 11-hectare portion of the 16.9-hectare site known as Evandale, to become a cultural precinct that will be loved by local citizens and visitors alike.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Architect, Two-Stage
Genre Museum, Urban
Country Gold Coast, Australia
RegDeadline 15 April 2013 GoogleCal iCal
6 May 2013 GoogleCal
Eligibility Architects or landscape architects registered with their relevant national professional association

In October 2012, the City of Gold Coast endorsed a Vision 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.

Professor Gordon Holden (PhD, MA(Urb Des), Dip Arch, LFRAIA, FNZIA, Reg Arch Qld, Reg Arch NZ)
Michael Sorkin (Principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio)
Professor Geoffrey London (the Victorian Government Architect)
Greg Forgan-Smith (architect)
Professor Helen Armstrong (the Queensland University of Technology and an Associate of the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney)
Destry Puia (the General Manager of The Arts Centre Gold Coast)
John Kotzas (he Chief Executive of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC))

Design fee
In the second stage, up to three teams will be shortlisted and awarded $250,000 each to refine their design responses.

Entry Fee

Six A3 sheets

Stage Two Submissions Close: 9 September 2013
Jury evaluation (with team presentations): 10 October 2013
Winning announced and public exhibition: Late November 2013

Gold Coast City Council

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