Stage 1 of the Cultural Precinct will be up and running in time for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™. Initial concepts have been developed by the design team, ARM Architecture and Topotek1 and detailed design is underway. Council's 2015-2016 budget provides $10.1 million to continue delivery of the $37.9 million (2015 dollars) Stage 1.
- The versatile outdoor performance space. ARM’s concept would become an integrated green theatre style link between stage 1 components. Equipped with services and technology for a wide range of civic, cultural and artistic events, the space would accommodate intimate or headline performances.
Initial concept design of the garden-style amphitheatre during an evening performance.
Artist's impression of the outdoor stage and lawn
The indoor stage area in function mode with views to Surfers Paradise.
- Initial Artscape works. Linking Stage 1 facilities, these landscape works could also commence the planned enhancement of Evandale Lake, and will establish new opportunities for events, festivals and recreation at Evandale.
Design work is underway for a 6000 square metre international standard art gallery for delivery by 2020.
The multi-storey sub-tropical inspired gallery will be located west of the versatile outdoor stage and concert lawn. The purpose built gallery will include basement storage, a main exhibition hall, collections galleries, children's gallery, library, retail and cafe hub and a rooftop terrace bar.
Early concept design for the Gold Coast City Gallery.
Early concept cross section design of the Gold Coast City Gallery.
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