An entire block in the Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise will be given over to an $800 million three-tower apartment development complete with a suspended glass bottom pool, under plans lodged with the Gold Coast City Council.
Designed by Rothelowman with landscape practice Form, the development will sit between Ferny Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard, at the centre of the Gold Coast’s tourism precinct. The towers will reach 38, 40 and 42 storeys and house 792 apartments and 1,713 square metres of indoor retail space.
The proposal to build a suspended lap pool follows the headline grabbing completion of London’s Embassy Gardens Sky Pool. The pool at the Gold Coast tower will located at the 26th storey – 10 storeys higher the London sky pool.
Another pool – a circular infinity lagoon pool at the podium level – will be a focal point of the development available to all residents. Each tower will have its own distinct podium, connected to the others via walkways to create “an upmarket neighbourhood village vibe.”
The towers will each be tailored to slightly different demographics. Tower 1 will be designed to be “dynamic, social and youthful” with the lagoon pool at its base, a barbecue area, gym and yoga garden and a sky lounge featuring co-working spaces,bar, indoor and outdoor seating lounge, and an “interactive sky gym.”
Tower 2 will be designed for families and will have an indoor and outdoor kids’ zone, and a sky lounge with gym, yoga and spa facilities. Tower 3 will be for the “mature lifestyle buyer” with the podium encompassing its own café, breakfast and dining terraces, a library and meeting rooms and a sky lounge featuring the suspended lap pool, a cigar lounge and wine bar.
The developers behind the project are SPG Land and Gordon Corp, in a joint-venture.
SPG Land chairman David Wang described the proposal as a transformational development for the Gold Coast.
“Our development is not only destined to be an exciting new residential address, but a new public space that everyone can enjoy whether they’re taking a shortcut to the beach or settling in with friends in the plaza for a morning coffee or an alfresco lunch,” he said.
Source: Architecture - architectureau