The Gold Coast City Council is working to deliver a new cultural precinct that will be a focal point and space where people come together to engage in arts, culture and each other - a place that ‘makes visible’ the Gold Coast’s cultural and creative life.
CUSP has been collaborating with lead Stage One and Stage Two consultant, ARM Architecture along with other masterplan team members, Topotek1, BIOME and historian Michael Aird in the preparation of a comprehensive Botanical Design overlay and pedestrian bridge study.
With work planned to start early in 2016, Stage One of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct includes an outdoor amphitheatre for civic and cultural celebrations such as Citizenship and Australia Day celebrations, opera in the park, simulcasts and cultural festivals.
CUSP produced a Botanical Overlay including a planting species list that is exciting and diverse, as well as being durable and sustainable. A master plant palette was developed to inform landscape design decisions related to species selection for the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct. This detailed list includes information such as species name, common name, growing conditions, growth habit, designation of plant species per landscape character zone taking into consideration site conditions, points of botanical interest, indigenous significance including traditional uses of the plants, flower colour, identified in the City of Gold Coast Plant Selection Guide, Australian Native status and plant image.
Completion of Stage One is expected before the city hosts the Commonwealth Games in 2018. For more information on the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct go to www.goldcoastculturalprecinct.info. For more information on lead consultant, ARM Architecture, visit www.armarchitecture.com.au.
Services: Ecological Assessment, Environmental Management, General Advice, Botanical Overlay.