Zaha Hadid designs curved glass towers for Australia’s Gold Coast
Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a set of skyscrapers for Australia- the firm’s second set of towers in the country.
The sinuous towers will be located beside the harbour in Gold Coast, Queensland, appointed by Australian developer Sunland Group.
The towers will be created as part of the redevelopment of Mariner’s Cove, popularly known as being the home of the Sea World resort.
The sculptural curved glass buildings are reminiscent of muscle sinews, and will be raised up over a curved podium.
A total of 370 apartments will be housed between the two 44-storey buildings, in addition to a boutique hotel featuring 69 suites.
“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,” said Sunland managing director Sahba Abedian.
“This vibrancy is further brought to life by the reflection and interaction of the glass facade with its stunning setting.”
The project is described by the developer as “the city’s first privately-owned cultural precinct dedicated to the arts”.
The complex is also set to include an art gallery, a museum and several sculpture gardens, as well as shops, restaurants and an underground aquarium.