Arts precinct plan brings serious fun
The Gold Coast council has unveiled its plan for the city’s new arts precinct, and if nothing else it most certainly captures the spirit of the place.
The City of Gold Coast unveiled the winning design for the $300 million precinct plan this week, awarding it to the architects behind the Melbourne Theatre Company’s Southbank Theatre and the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
The 14-story helical design will feature the central tenets of all the great artistic arenas; a water slide, basketball courts and bungee-jumping experience.
There will also be some artworks sprinkled throughout the site dubbed “Guggenheim Gangnam Style” by Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.
The precinct will feature tree-lined boulevards and a 10,000 seat amphitheatre.
Mr Tate says he expects the site would get a work-out during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, to be hosted in the city.
“It’s for the whole family,” he said.
“Mum and Dad can go and see the Picasso exhibition while the kids can use the waterslide or play outdoor basketball.”