Zaha Hadid Architects just unveiled designs for a pair of proposed sculptural skyscrapers for Mariner’s Cove on Australia’s Gold Coast. Designed with Hadid’s signature sinuous forms, the eye-catching mixed-use towers are tapered at the bottom to minimize the building footprint. The Queensland towers share a striking resemblance to Hadid’s trio of “blossoming” Brisbane towers that were commissioned by Sunland Group—the same developer for the Mariner’s Cove project.
The two 44-story-tall mixed-use towers will include 370 apartments, ground floor retail, a 69-suite boutique hotel, underground aquarium, art gallery, museum, and outdoor sculpture gardens. Set atop a curved podium, the sculptural skyscrapers are clad in curved glass. The AU$600 million project is Hadid’s second Australian skyscraper design.
“Each residential tower is designed as if it were an organic, living form, with sinuous lines interlacing upwards from the tapered base, creating a sense of flow and movement. This vibrancy is further brought to life by the reflection and interaction of the glass facade with its stunning Broadwater setting,” said Sunland Managing Director, Sahba Abedian. “The museum’s sweeping organic forms reflect the landscape of its unique location, symbolic of the dunal shapes distinctive to the Broadwater.”
The project was created for the redevelopment of Mariner’s Cove and is currently awaiting planning approval.
Images courtesy of Sunland Group