Zaha Hadid has designed a pair of sinuous towers for Australia’s Gold Coast. Two 44-storey residential towers will be constructed beside the harbour in Gold Coast, Queensland. Commissioned by Sunland Group, the $600 million mixed-use project will include ground floor retail, a 69-suite boutique hotel and underground aquarium, along with an art gallery, museum and outdoor sculptural gardens in addition to the towers which will accommodate 370 apartments in total.
Hadid’s towers will feature sculptural curved glass forms, reminiscent of muscle sinews, and will be raised up over a curved podium.
“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.”
Hadid is also currently progressing her plans for a 215-metre-high tower in Miami, and recently completed a trio of pebble-shaped towers in Beijing.