Gold Coast City Council recently announced it is launching a design competition in March 2013 to develop Evandale as the centre of culture for Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast.
Council is calling on architects and urban designers, artists, landscape architects and others, to develop multidisciplinary design teams and start thinking about submissions for when the competition officially launches in March 2013.
The ambition is that the seventeen-hectare Evandale site will be redeveloped through the winning multidisciplinary scheme to become the hub of the city’s artistic occupation, with performing arts venues and facilities for visual arts and new media, set amid creatively landscaped surroundings.
The Gold Coast, is often described as a place where beach and surf culture dominate over all other cultural pursuits. It is also unknowingly one of the largest manufacturing regions in Australia.
Let’s hope the winner likes to use local suppliers such as customised sheetmetal. Including the use of sustainable materials, stainless steel, colourbond, aluminium, copper and zinc.
We're looking forward to seeing the design concepts and the collaborations between landscape, urban and architectural design.
For more information visit the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct website.
Evandale Lake, Gold Coast, Queensland. Image Courtesy of ArchitectureAU