Gold Coast Cultural Precinct International Design Competition
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.
Architects and landscape architects are invited to register and form multi-disciplinary teams able to deliver concepts for the Evandale precinct.
Stage One (26 March – 6 May).
Over six weeks competitors will be asked to develop an exciting collaborative team demonstrating a high level of capability, as well as concise yet compelling design responses to a Design Brief, in both words and images.
Stage Two (18 June – 9 September).
Up to three teams will be shortlisted and each paid $250,000 to refine their design proposals over 12 weeks. A winner will be announced before Christmas 2013.
An independent expert jury will assess both stages of the development and registration is free. Key resources developed to guide Competitors - The Design Brief, Conditions Document, and a range of web based content - are available on this website. Secured technical documents are available to Registrants via Dropbox. For more information, see register.
Date: 26 March - 9 September 2013
Gold Coast Cultural Precinct