Wharf Road, Surfers Paradise Building, Gold Coast Tower

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Wharf Road Surfers Paradise, Australia : Gold Coast Building

Wharf Road Development in Queensland – design by Oppenheim Architecture + Design

19 Sep 2011

Wharf Road Surfers Paradise

Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Over the last 5,000 years man has worked hard to over power the natural world through the built environment – we propose to revolutionize this position. Australia possesses one of the most beautiful and dramatic geologies in the world. It is our desire to create a new type of architecture – one that is more in the family of nature than of the built environment.

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Taking cues from the variety of geological outcroppings across the vastness of Australia’s landscape the Wharf Road proposal quite simply represents the translation of these features into an urban condition. Pushing up from the urban landscape the crystalline towers at Wharf-Road pierce the skyline as prismatic stalagmites reflecting and refracting light, creating an iconic urban-geology. Nestled between ocean and rain forest, the project establishes a new benchmark for ecological design within the natural environment.

Earnest and timeless, the architecture is simultaneously powerful, yet comfortable; straightforward, yet innovative; casual, yet elegant; fundamental, yet refined. The resulting experience is sensual and sensitive, intentionally reduced to what is essential– through bold, elemental forms, sincere materiality/detailing, and the integration of Australia’s bountiful natural resources both physical and ethereal.

Wharf Road Surfers Paradise – Building Information

Scope: 1,500,000 SF Mixed-use condominium and hotel
Location: Surfer’s Paradise, Australia
Renders: Luxigon

Wharf Road Surfers Paradise images / information from Oppenheim Architecture + Design

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