An introduction to the January/February 2018 issue of Architecture Australia.
The Gold Coast’s DNA is one of change. Here, Philip Follent chronicles the political and cultural forces that have shaped this “remarkable urban experiment,” citing projects that speak to its ongoing metamorphosis and inspiring built form.
This prestigious beachside apartment building by Virginia Kerridge Architect stands out from its neighbours by virtue of its articulate materiality and sensitive human scale.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games Village, designed by Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago, optimizes the potential of its Parklands site and sets a precedent for considered medium-density development on the Gold Coast.
In its award-winning redevelopment of a much-loved Carrara golf course, Shiro Architects has crafted a “silent and self-assured” building that points to the Bauhaus and the heroes of modernist architecture.
The growth in infrastructure overseen by the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Masterplan, has missed an opportunity engage with significant Indigenous placemaking. Carroll Go-Sam takes a long-term perspective.
Sheona Thomson considers the lasting impact of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games venues on communities, “where arguably infrastructure is playing catch-up to growth.”